Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Paul Brill and his horses

 Salvete Omnes,

Will or Willem van Nieulandt was supposed to be a disciple of master Paul Brill (1554-1626 AD) a Flemish maestro of brush,  and graver and burin, working mostly from Rome, then the Papal states in the Italian Peninsula.  
But his horses and horse-related activities are of interest to me - 
firstly, perhaps his landscape of a town of Bracciano - and this detailed portrayal of a 6-horse team and carriage with travelling wealthy(assumption) passengers with a heavily armed escort. Horses are driven from the saddle 

more carriages -

first painting contains renderings of rather simpler carriages and wagons, and some fine horsemen, with a wind mill on the hillock 

this painting has another more sumptuous carriage pulled by a pair of piebald horses,  driven from the carriage with a long whip etc.


and some working as ridding hacks, draft and pack horses, like this detail showing not only horses carrying sacks of flour but also a water mill and some other details, like the hens and rooster etc.

and donkeys .. in Forum Romanum, Rome.

and some lowly herders - sheep and goats from his brushes

swine herder 


1 comment:

Dario T. W. said...

Post mill - as the mill on a hill is a post mill type https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Post_mills