Spanish Warhorse, Jacob de Gheyn (II), 1603

Spanish Warhorse, Jacob de Gheyn (II), 1603

oil on canvas, h 228cm × w 269cm × d 6.2cm More details

This Spanish stallion belonged to the Spanish military commander Albert of Austria in 1600. During the Battle of Nieuwpoort the horse was seized and subsequently presented to Prince Maurice. Three years later Maurice had the horse grandly portrayed as a war trophy and a sign of triumph. At some point the painting lost this meaning and was folded up; the resulting damage is still visible.

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