The military nature of the cavalier is expressed in the regalia, arms, turn-out, hierarchy of rank and the way in which the men hold their weapons and other attributes. Raeven positions the cavalier in a dignified pose and the movements of the limbs are fluid, yet solid. His long staff creates a dramatic diagonal, which complements the twist in the soldier's body, creating a graceful sense of movement in the engraving. There is little or no background in Raeven's Cavalier, which could be a technique used in emphasizing the emblematic political significance of the figure.
Raeven, Servatius , “The Cavalier,” Artistic Treasures from the Knox College Special Collections & Archives, accessed January 18, 2018, http://knox.omeka.net/items/show/80.