Horses were central to daily life in Middle Ages and early modern Europe, and artists were familiar with the animals’ attributes and proportion.
The “Piebald” Horse, Paulus Potter, 1650-54
Enrique Simonet, The Autopsy, 1890
Lamentation over the Dead Christ (detail) Peter Paul Rubens c. 1613
Giovanni Battista di Jacopo (Rosso Fiorentino), Madonna and Child, 16th century
Mondkopf - Hadès
José Gaudalupe Posada