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During the Eighteenth Century, English horsemen brought their native mares to Eastern stallions and created the finest breed of horse in the world: the Thoroughbred. For racing, foxhunting, or the art of dressage, nothing could surpass this elegant new breed. Delighted English aristocrats commissioned the best artists of their day to paint portraits of their prized stock.
More than two centuries later, these pictures are among the best-loved in sporting art. They are treasured in museum galleries, guarded in palace collections, and admired at the historic stud farms of the US and UK. Owning one of these rarities of equine art indicates an elevated level of taste, knowledge, and accomplishment. They very seldom appear on the art market.
Today The Historic Horse offers original equine portraits in the manner of the eighteenth century. These paintings are not copies of existing art; they are new works created with the tools, methods, and media of earlier eras. They show the horse as our ancestors knew and loved it--a force of Nature, beautiful, sensitive, and intelligent.