Etude de cheval pommele, copy
Every painter has earlier artists, icons, to whom they look for inspiration, guidance, even education. Jean-Louise-Ernest Meissonier is one of my heros. 'Study of a dappled horse' painted sometime in the 1870's was one of his sketches for, undoubtedly, a war horse. Although he painted many subjects, a good body of his work were grand epic things chronicling the conflicts of his time, these sketches of horses are what interest me most. Not so surprising considering my own likes.