Tuesday, July 21, 2015

17C Love on Horseback

Gonzales Coques (Flemish artist, 1614-1684) A Couple on Horseback ,1640-50

Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch artist, 1620-91) Lady & Gentleman on Horseback 1650s

Gonzales Coques (Flemish artist, 1614-1684) Couple on Horseback 1640-50

1 comment:

  1. Apart from the beauty of the horse itself, there must have been something majestic about courting scenes on horseback. The horses, clothes, staff and estates in the background suggest these men/couples were very wealthy and important people.

    The love was not being expressed in a private space. Aelbert Cuyp's painting "Lady & Gentleman on Horseback" has other riders, hunting dogs and staff, but it is beautiful.