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Lafayette and Jean Le Blanc by NiccoloMachiavel Lafayette and Jean Le Blanc by NiccoloMachiavel
”..This white horse, who played his part in history, was according to one faction a marvelous beast, who had cost 1500 louis and was the hero of miraculous tales...Be it as it may, Lafayette's horse was famous. The Parisians had christened him Jean Leblanc and professed for him a kind of superstitious reverence.”

Requested by my friend from Tumblr! Also because Jean Le Blanc was one of the most kick-butt horses in all history. Like he loved to be showered in affection and it's precious. Also he was really challenging to ride (he didn't take no crap from beginning peasants) from which I can soundly conclude that Lafayette had some incredible horsemanship skills with some fabulously toned thighs.

A side note about Laf's uniform because I try to pay attention to that stuff. A green and whitish feather was worn by all aid-de-camps to Washington.
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techfox8 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
I've been researching this guy for quite a while now and I admit I've become quite a Lafayette fangirl so thank you so much for this!
MEASumner Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Cuuuuute!! :aww:
NatAsplund Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
VFreie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
I know I'm turning into a broken record, repeating over and over again that your horses are a treat for the eyes, but they just are. :heart:
NiccoloMachiavel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're not a broken record, you're awesome and thank you! squeee I love to see people love horses c':
VFreie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Aww come on, what's not to love about such well-drawn horses and the officers who own them? :D
nami64 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
so lovely :3 i admire how you draw horses 'cause their anatomy is so peculiar. as usual awesome work on the uniform! BRAVO
and if you really accept requests, i have plenty!! :D or an art-trade maybe ;)
NiccoloMachiavel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-squeezes and hugs- c: Thank you, dear! I saw your comment requesting me draw a female, which I'm actually working on right now, but omg YES OF COURSE REQUESTS PLEASE!

Also, an art trade sounds really fun! I've never done one or know how they work, but message me because I'm up for the challenge, dear! :D
nami64 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
ooohhh i'm sure the lady will be perfect :3 i can't wait to see it, especially the clothes because you are so good with details and textures and everything. AND HAIR! (i have such a thing for hairs XD). Request? no, i don't have requests! i don't want to sound THAT obvious
for the art trade it was just an idea like that :) myself, i hate when i have to draw something that doesn't inspire me, so i don't want to force you because an art trade is: you tell me what you want me to draw, and i tell you what i want you to draw (the pictures i made with Betsey/Alex and Alex/Laurens were art trade for example)
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my dear, you are just wonderful! I'm so glad your friend requested this...I would ask for a billion more Lafayette images but then that would be harassment :giggle:

His freckles are adorable and his pink socks are pretty cute! Jean looks beautiful and their interaction is real sweet. I'm happy to see them together, I had read a text about their relationship so its great to see them! Your artwork blows me away every time, especially when it's of this French marquis!

PS: Hahah I never thought of his thighs...but I bet they would be like steel! Plus thanks so much for the added information about him :nod:
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