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The Grey Horse  1646

by Philips Wouwerman

A grey horse, whose reins are held by a boy, plays the leading role in this small panel. The horse stands out
clearly against the dramatic cloudy sky. Wouwerman’s rendering of the animal with its almost palpable coat is very lifelike. By choosing a low vantage point, the artist strengthened the painting’s monumental effect.
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum