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Portrait Study of Copenhagen, the Duke of Wellington’s Horse  1820

by Jan Willem Pieneman

Wellington had Copenhagen, the horse he rode at Waterloo, brought to London from his country estate, so that Pieneman could paint the animal from life. The artist was not entirely at ease with his model. He later recorded that he felt the horse was watching him closely, much to Wellington’s amusement.
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum