The Thoroughbred horse has held the fascination of artists since the breeds beginnings in the 17th & 18th century.
This high energy breed and racing itself began in England, but the trend of horse racing took hold worldwide and many different countries imported English animals to create their own Thoroughbred bloodlines.
Recently I’ve been doing some research through public domain art and was delighted to see so many artistic representations of this spirited breed.
More Breed Art
The horse portrait world isn’t just about Thoroughbreds & I found other breeds lovingly captured on canvas as well. Stay tuned for more horse breed art to come.
Until then you might enjoy checking out interviews with contemporary horse artists about their work.