The Wallace Collection

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Shoeing a Horse
  • Philips Wouwermans (1619 - 1668)
  • Shoeing a Horse
  • Netherlands
  • 1650s
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 35.2 x 31.5 cm, maximum
  • Signature: 'PS. W', the 'W' in monogram
  • P144
  • East Galleries III
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • In Shoeing a Horse, the relatively large scale of the figures and the subject, with Italianate ruins, recall the influence of Pieter van Laer. The painting was probably executed in the 1650s and was acquired by the 4th Marquess of Hertford in 1844.