Depicts a profile view of a rearing horse with a seated rider.

Probably a study for a rearing horseman who appears in the background of the painting 'Adoration of the Magi' now in the Uffizi, Florence. His abstracted and dreamlike gaze contrast with the dynamism of the action in the finished work.

Provenance

Sir Peter Lely; 8th(?) Earl of Pembroke and thence by descent; Sotheby's 1917; Henry Oppenheimer; Christie's 1936; bought by Colnaghi for Captain Norman Colville.


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