Villagers Holding a Horse by the Bridle, no. 6 from Various Horses¸Artist(s)Dirck StoopObject Creation Date1651Medium & Supportetching on paperDimensions
5 7/8 x 7 7/16 in. (14.8 x 18.8 cm);14 5/16 x 19 3/8 in. (36.3 x 49.2 cm)Credit LineMuseum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of ArtLabel copy
A landscape painter who worked in Utrecht, Lisbon, and London, Stoop is known for his military subjects, hunting scenes, and seaports. Among his most famous series of prints, however, is one entitled "Various Horses," which shows the different contexts in which horses functioned. The set exemplifies the seventeenth-century Dutch fascination with an encyclopedic cataloguing of the natural world.Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaWesternRights
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