A French artist, Alfred DeDreux came from a rather artistic family, his father was an architect and his younger sister was an artist as well.
Alfred appreciated the horse as a subject from the beginning of his artistic career & was well known for his equine portraits.
While he cultivated his art in France, it was the British animal painters who inspired him and some of his most celebrated portraits were produced while he was in Britain.
He became quite fashionable as a portrait artist during the mid 19th century, although he chose to concentrate on his equestrian (and dog) paintings. This is just a small selection of his prolific equine work.
Loving Horse Art
If you enjoyed these, there is plenty more to see. I’ve got a think for art in general & many of the great artists appreciated the horse as a subject.