Diego Velázquez was a Spanish Baroque painter who lived & painted from 1599-1660. He was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and a prolific portrait artist.
Although known for his rich portraiture of the royal family, he also entertained the occasional equestrian subject.
Leaving us with horses whose curves are lovingly portrayed by a truly gifted artist.
Growing up around such amazing horses, it’s no surprise that Velázquez was able to paint them so beautifully. The proud Spanish animals make such a distinguished mount for royalty.