The ford: in past times (old regime, middle age, antiquity) while bridges were rare, the fords played an important economic and military role. According to the French academy, the verb "guéable" sometimes pronounced "guayer" means going to ford. They say of a river that it's "guyable." Hulling a horse is making it enter the river to the belly and walk it there to wash and refresh it.
The wharfs in low-shore sites unsuitable for bridge construction have been abandoned and the communication points have been moved to bridges on high banks. Thus the gués, some of which were periodically re-employed, were slowly abandoned, in the same way as the vicinal roads by departmental and national roads and then for the benefit of the motorways.
In the painting of xixeme, the passage of ford with horse couplers was often represented example: eugene delacroix, charles françois hutin, victor huguet, eugene chaperon... This item is in the category "art, antiques\art of xixe and before\paintings, enamels".The seller is "macortia-1" and is located in this country: en. This item can be shipped to the following country: france.