Adam Frans van der Meulen was a Flemish Baroque painter during the 17th century and was perhaps most well known for his battle scenes.
Frans van der Meulen’s art focused on horses in landscapes and because of this he was quickly recommended for (and given the job of) battle painter for Louis XIV of France. Although I can’t say I’m a huge fan of his art, I can appreciate the level of detail involved in each of his subjects and the stout bodied, flowing maned mounts of his calvary units.
Much More to Come
There is so much horse out there it is amazing. Almost every single artist I research has a horse or two in their closet…especially those pre-20th century. If you liked these, be sure to check out the rest of the horses of the masters.