Portrait Of An Ardennes Horse [Merienne]

Regular price £79.00

DESCRIPTION

A large illustrative depiction of a friendly old Ardennes horse, which is presumably pulling a cart or a carriage.

The Ardennes breed is characterised by its broad frame and muscular legs, so it’s no surprise that throughout the years its been employed on farms and even on the battlefield.

At times, during the middle ages, powerful Ardennes horses were dressed in full armour, while carrying soldiers into battle, as Medieval knights favoured them for their agility, stamina and strength. They were also a firm favourite of Julius Caesar’s who once described them as ‘hard, tireless and rustic’.

But despite the combative past of its brethren, this particular Ardennes horse is hopefully working in a much more sedentary capacity.

Medium Oil on canvas
Size including frame 27⅓” x 23⅓” / 69cm x 59cm
Year of creation
1971
Condition Artwork in very good condition. The frame has some age-related darkening.

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