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Saturday, 20 October 2012

Amazons and Equestriennes:Ladies on Horseback


Detail from "The Effects of Good Government  in the Countryside" by 
Ambrogio Lorenzetti,c.1338-40

Illustration from a Book of Poetry by Christine de Pisan,14th c. French School

Life of  Saint Jacques de Compostelle,1386

Barbara of Celje from Manuscript  Bellifortis by Konrad Kyeser,c. 1405

Hunt with Hawks from the "Hours of Duke de Berry",1412-16 

Hunt with Hawks from the "Hours of Duke de Berry",det.

"The Month of May" from the "Hours of Duke de Berry",1412-16 


"The Month of May" from the "Hours of Duke de Berry",1412-16 

Livre d'heures de Marguerite d'Orléans,deer hunt c. 1430

Queen Helena and her entourage during the ride to the shrine of Venus by 
Martinus Opifex,1st half of 15th c.

Garden of Love at the Court of Philippe III le Bon, duc de Bourgogne,c. 1450

Garden of Love at the Court of Philippe III le Bon, duc de Bourgogne,det.

Horsewoman of Diamonds from the Visconti tarot deck by Bonifacio Bembo,c.1450

Horsewoman of Clubs from the Visconti tarot deck by Bonifacio Bembo,c.1450

Horsewoman of Spades from the Visconti tarot deck by Bonifacio Bembo,c.1450

La Fleur des Histoires by Jean Mansel,1450-80

Lady hunting with hawks,mid 15th. c.

Lady on horseback,mid. 15th. c.

Lady on horseback,mid. 15th. c.

Roman du Chevalier,Tristan and Isolde,15th c.

Penthesilea as one of the Nine Female Worthies,1460-70

Mary of Burgundy hunting with a hawk,1477 

Venus and her children, the Wolfegg Housebook, c. 1475-1485

 Venus and her children, the Wolfegg Housebook,det.

Saint Helena & Heraclius taking the Holy Cross to Jerusalem by Miguel Ximenes,1481

"Scènes de l'histoire de Busant",1480-90

"Scènes de l'histoire de Busant",1480 90

Society on Horseback by Albrecht Durer,1490s

Society on Horseback,det.

A Couple on Horseback by Durer,1459

The Month of May from the Breviarium Grimani by Gerard Horenbout,
Alexander & Simon Bening c. 1510

The Month of May or Archery, early 16th c.

The Month of May, early 16th c. tapestry

The Month of May,det.

Lady and a Gentleman on Horseback,early XVIth c.

Noble woman at Horses and Lansquenet by Albrecht Durer,est. 1510-20

Otto, comte de Nassau and his spouse Adelheid van Vianen by Berend van Orley,c. 1530

Johan IV van Nassau and His Wife Maria van Loon by Barend van Orley,c.1530

Le Comte Engelbert I de Nassau et son épouse Jeanne de Polanen by Barend van Orley,c. 1530

Mencía de Mendoza and Enrique de Nassau on Horseback by Bernard van Orley,1530

A Drawing of a Horsewoman by Beham Hans Sebald,16th c.

Hunt with Falcons,1500-30

Esther and Assuerus on Horseback,16th c. tapestry

The Hunt of Maximilian or the Hunts of Guise by Berand van Orley,16th c.

The Hunt of Maximilian or the Hunts of Guise,det

The Hunt of Maximilian or the Hunts of Guise,det.

A Noble Lady on Horseback,16th c. tapestry 

Fete at Bermondsey by Joris Hoefnagel ,c. 1569

Fete at Bermondsey,det.

Deer Hunt,late 16th c.

A Portrait of an Unidentified Queen of Denmark,c. 1600

Marie de Medici on Horseback,French School 1620-30

 L'Air or Autumn by Claude Deruet, 1630s

 L'Air or Autumn by Claude Deruet,det.



  L'Air or Autumn by Claude Deruet,det.


 L'Air or Autumn by Claude Deruet,det.

Madame Saint-Baslemont by Claude Deruet,1630s

Margaret of Austria,Queen of Spain by Diego Velasquez,1634-35

Elisabeth of France,Queen of Spain by Diego Velasquez,1635-36

Cecilia Renata of Austria,Queen of Poland by Willem Hondius after Peeter de Rij,1641

Cecilia Renata of Austria,Queen of Poland,1843 engraving after the above image

Anne of Austria,Queen of France,attr. to Jean de Saint-Igny,1648

Anne of Austria on Horseback,1640-50

A Couple on Horseback by Gonzales Coques,1640-50

Couple on Horseback by Coques,1640-50

Couple on a Hunt by Aelbert Cuyp,1650s

Christina of Denmark on Horseback,c. 1650

Christina of Sweden on Horseback by Sebastien Bourdon,1653

Louis XIV and Marie Therese horse riding,1650s

Louis XIV and Marie Therese horse riding,det.

View of the Chateau de Vincennes with Louis XIV and Marie Therese with their Court by 
Frans van der Maulen,1669

View of the Palace of Fontainebleau with Louis XIV and Ladies by Frans van der Maulen,c.1669

View of the Palace of Fontainebleau,det.

Marie Therese of Spain,Queen of France on Horse,c. 1670s

Maria Casimira,Queen of Poland,1670s

Elizabeth Charlotte de Palatine,Duchesse de Orleans,1670s

Louis XIV and his Court Hunting at the Chateau of Meudon by Steven van der Meulen,1670s

Madame La Comtesse de Saint Géran by Joseph Parrocel,1675 - 82

Equestrian portrait of Marie Louise d'Orléans,Queen of Spain by Francisco Rizi,1679

Marie Anne,Princess of Conti by Bonnart,1683

Elizabeth Charlotte de Palatine,Duchesse de Orleans,1680s

Olympe Mancini,Comtesse de Soissons by Jean-Baptiste Martin,c.1680-90

 Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon, duchesse du Maine,c.1690

Maria Anna of Neuburg,Queen of Spain by Luca Giordano,1693-94

Anne Marie de Orleans,Duchess of Savoy,c.1700

Adelaide of Savoy,Dauphine de France by Pierre-Denis Martin,c. 1700-10

Adelaide of Savoy,Dauphine de France,det.

Marie-Louise Elizabeth,Duchesse de Berry,1710

Elizabeth Cahrlotte d'Orleans,Duchesse de Lorraine by Jean-Baptiste Martin,c.1710-15

 Elizabeth Cahrlotte d'Orleans,Duchesse de Lorraine,det.

Lady on Horseback,c.1720

Marie Leszcynska on Horseback by Jean-Baptiste Martin,1725

Empress Elisabeth of Russia on a Hunt by Valentin Serov

Sir George Hampton and Family by Stephen Slaughter,c.1738

Princess Amelia Sophia by James Seymour, 1740

Elisabeth I of Russia by Georg Christoph Grooth,1743

Catherine the Great of Russia while Grand Duchess by Grooth,c.1744

Preparing for the Hunt by John Wootton,1745

Preparing for the Hunt by John Wootton,det

Lady Mary Churchill at the Death of the Hare by John Wootton,1748

Lady Mary Churchill at the Death of the Hare,det.

Equestrian portrait of Catherine the Great of Russia after Grooth,c.1750

The Countess of Coningsby in the Costume of the Charlton Hunt by George Stubbs c.1760

Equestrian portrait of Catherine the Great by Virgilius Ericksen,1762

The Drummond Family by Johan Zoffany,c. 1769

The Drummond Family, det.

Mr and Mrs Thomas Coltman by Joseph Wright of Derby,1770-72

John and Sophia Musters riding at Colwick Hall by George Stubbs,1777

Sophia Musters, det.

Meeting in the Woods of Boulogne by Jean-Michel Moreau,1776

Portrait of Marie Antoinette in hunting attire by Louis Auguste Brun de Versoix,1781-82

Marie Antoinette Riding at Versailles by Brun de Versoix,1783-85

Marie Antoinette Riding, det.

Equestrian portrait of María Teresa de Vallabriga by Francisco de Goya,1783

Lady on Horseback by Jose Campeche,1785 

Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange by Tethart Phillipp Christian Haag,1789

Laetitia, Lady Lade on Horseback by George Stubbs,1793

Laetitia, Lady Lade, det.

Maria Louisa of Parma,Queen of Spain by Goya,1799

Equestrian portrait of Catherine of Wurtemberg by Antoine-Jean Gros 1810-20

An Amazon by Charles-Émile-Callande de Champmartin,1820-30

Auguste von Harrach,Princess of Liegnitz by Franz Kruger,c. 1830

Portrait of Giovannina and Amacilia Pacini, the Foster Children of Countess Samoilova by 
Karl Bruillov,1832 

General Krieg of Hochfelden and his Wife on Horseback,1832

Lady Rush Riding Sidesaddle by John Frederick Herring,1843

Queen Victoria on Horseback by Francis Grant,1845

An Amazon by Alfred Dedreux,1848

Portrait of E.I.Myussara and E.Myussar by Karl Briullov,1849

Eugenie de Montijo on Horseback by François Ferdinand d'Orleans Joinville,1852

Empress Elisabeth of Austria,c. 1850

Empress Elisabeth Of Austria by A. Fleischmann after a painting by 
Carl Piloty and Franz Adam,1853 

Eugenie de Montijo,French Empress,1850-55

An Amazon in the Woods of Boulogne by Alfred de Dreux,1850

Countess Caroline von Waldbott Bassenheim by Albrecht Adams,1850-55

An Amazon in the Forest by Alfred de Dreux,c.1855

Empress Eugenie by Charles Edouard Boutibonne,1857 

Empress Eugenie in her hunting costume, c. 1860

Portrait of Luigi Ponti and Elisabetta Sottocasa,1870

Lady on Horseback,1872

Equestrian Portrait of Mademoiselle Croizette by Carolus Duran,1873 

Equestriennes at Hyde Park by Francesco Mancini,1876 

Susie Pratt Kennedy by Frederick Macmonnies ,1895

The Hunt by J. Delauney,c.1900 


Equestrian Portrait of a Lady by Adolf Pirsch, c. 1900

2 comments:

  1. A lovely assemblage! It's fascinating to see how posture and bearing of both rider and horse suggest the gamut of pride, majesty, et cetera throughout the periods. Especially given that there are only so many ways to ride a horse.

    Thanks for putting this collection of Amazons and equestriennes together; I appreciate the time this takes.

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    1. Thank you,glad you liked them!And yes it does take some time and work but I wanted to put together a nice collection..actually after i published I found some more paintings that i loved so I've added them to the post so have a look if you like.Also love your blog too :)

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