It’s been a while since I featured any classic equine art, and when I ran across some of James Pollard’s work I had to share it.
A Little About Mr. Pollard
James Pollard was a British artist & engraver during the 19th century who clearly had a thing for the Royal Mail (and horse powered transportation in general). He is noted for his coach, fox hunting & equine scenes…but his coach paintings are among my favorites.
Here is a fun & colorful look at London of the 18th century, as Pollard himself saw it outside his window.
Not Just About the Horses
Although his art isn’t horse specific, they make an appearance in a large percentage of it. His work is an interesting look at life during his time and an old fashioned look at London. If you liked these, be sure to check out the horses of Leonardo da Vinci and those of Eugene Delacroix.