back to the XVII century equestrian portraits from royal Europe.
|another Snayers - Siege of Diskmuided - this time archduke is mounted on a chestnut steed|
This time it will be archduke Leopold Wilhelm von Osterreich (Hapsburg) - a scion of the Austrian imperial family: son of emperor Ferdinand II and brother of emperor Ferdinand III, who was not very lucky or perhaps unlucky as a military commander, but made it into history as art collector and bishop of Wroclaw (Breslau) upon passing of our Vasa royal, Karol Ferdynand Wasa in 1655/6 (he held 3 more bishoprics as the time of his passing in 1662), and also a Grand Master of the Teutonic Order.
|National Trust images -|
|a stallion and most likely a Spanish royal horse|
|I think this mount was a dark chestnut horse|
nota bene Leopold Wilhelm had some nice suits of armor as evidenced in these portraits, also showing the changes in fashion, including helmets etc.