Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Charles Errard le fils - Polish horses etc - MET

Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the greatest art museums of this planet, allows us to use, under the doctrine of  fair use of the US copyright laws, the images and text from their website.

                Thus  I would like to take this opportunity to share with you several equine images done by a prominent, reign of Louis XIV, French artist Charles Errard le fills (the son or the younger) - his page on the MET's website.
These are images, engravings,  of three types or breeds of horses:
Polish horse, Tatar horse (bachmat) and Neapolitan horse.

Polish Horses

Tatar Horses aka bachmat

Neapolitan charger - very interesting text pertinent to this breed of horses written by Giovanni Battista Tomassini -  here (I must buy the author's book).

and a war horse of the era, done in the Classical French Baroque  style fashionable during the king-sun aka Louis XIV's rule.

 a Normandy 'mechant, haridelle, petit cheval, mazette,' or sorry little horse, or just a 'nag'

And we should remember that king Louis was very bellicose, fighting many wars during his long reign 

1 comment:

Dario T. W. said...

Modern Polish and Ukrainian horses, saddles, tack, costumes, horse archery and reenactment - some photos on this forum http://www.malopolaki.darmowefora.pl/index.php?topic=142.0