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Horseback Collection

"Horseback: A Timeless Connection between Man and Beast" From the ancient battles to modern equestrian events

Background imageHorseback Collection: Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918

Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918. Found in the collection of the State Museum of Revolution, Moscow

Background imageHorseback Collection: Princess Elizabeth - Attending the Trooping of the Colour

Princess Elizabeth - Attending the Trooping of the Colour
Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) (1926-2022) - Attending the Trooping of the Colour - Taking the Salute. Date: circa 1952

Background imageHorseback Collection: In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Artist: Briton Riviere

In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Artist: Briton Riviere
In Manus Tuas Domine!, 1879, (1918). Painting held at the Manchester City Galleries, Manchester. From Bibbys Annual 1918, edited by Joseph Bibby. [The Priory Publishing Press, Liverpool, 1917]

Background imageHorseback Collection: Lifeguards on horseback, Horse Guards Parade, London

Lifeguards on horseback, Horse Guards Parade, London
Lifeguards on horseback in Horse Guards Parade, London. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageHorseback Collection: St. George patron saint of England

St. George patron saint of England
Our Ancient Word of Courage, Fair St. George - The Patron Saint of England. Pictured here by Georges Scott (1873-1943) expertly slaying the dragon, despite looking quite like a girl. Date: 1928

Background imageHorseback Collection: Poster, Polo season at Deauville, France

Poster, Polo season at Deauville, France Deauville Saison de Polo, Date: circa 1938

Background imageHorseback Collection: H. M. Queen Elizabeth II at the Trooping the Colour

H. M. Queen Elizabeth II at the Trooping the Colour
H.M.Queen Elizabeth II at the Trooping the Colour Date: 1960s

Background imageHorseback Collection: The Battle of San Romano, c1438, (1909). Artist: Paolo Uccello

The Battle of San Romano, c1438, (1909). Artist: Paolo Uccello
The Battle of San Romano, c1438, (1909). Painting held at The National Gallery, London. From The National Gallery, Vol. One [T. C. & E. C. Jack, London and Edinburgh, 1909]

Background imageHorseback Collection: King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt

King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt, 25 October 1415. 1415

Background imageHorseback Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period
Recruitment poster printed by Gale and Polden Limited, 1920. Associated with the 12th Lancers (Prince of Wales s). Wanted, smart and intelligent young men to join this distinguished regiment

Background imageHorseback Collection: Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road

Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road
* NOTE - FULL FILE IS A LONG PANORAMA - Preview split into 3 sections for ease of viewing * Chaucers Canterbury Pilgrims on the road reproduction of a painting by Stephen Reid (1873-1948) (from left)

Background imageHorseback Collection: 11th Hussars at Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade

11th Hussars at Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade, Crimean War. Date: 1854

Background imageHorseback Collection: Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. George slaying a dragon in St

Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. George slaying a dragon in St. Georges Orthodox church, Madaba, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageHorseback Collection: Man and horse jumping a fence, 1887 Artist: Eadweard J Muybridge

Man and horse jumping a fence, 1887 Artist: Eadweard J Muybridge
Man and horse jumping a fence, 1887. Eadweard J Muybridge was the first photographer to carry out the analysis of movement by sequence photography

Background imageHorseback Collection: Sir Isumbras at the Ford, 1857, (c1915). Artist: John Everett Millais

Sir Isumbras at the Ford, 1857, (c1915). Artist: John Everett Millais
Sir Isumbras at the Ford, 1857, (c1915). The painting is held by the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight. From International Art: Past and Present by Alfred Yockney

Background imageHorseback Collection: Faerie Queene, c1900. Artist: Walter Crane

Faerie Queene, c1900. Artist: Walter Crane
Faerie Queene, c1900. The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser (1553-1599), illustrated by Walter Crane (1845-1915). From Modern Pen Drawings: European and American, Edited by Charles Holme

Background imageHorseback Collection: Rupe Rupe (Fruit Gathering), 1899. Artist: Paul Gauguin

Rupe Rupe (Fruit Gathering), 1899. Artist: Paul Gauguin
Rupe Rupe (Fruit Gathering), 1899. Found in the collection of the State A Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Background imageHorseback Collection: The Battle of San Romano, 1432 (c1435-1440). Artist: Paolo Uccello

The Battle of San Romano, 1432 (c1435-1440). Artist: Paolo Uccello
The Battle of San Romano, 1432 (c1435-1440). The Battle of San Romano was fought between the armies of Siena and Florence

Background imageHorseback Collection: FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript

FIRST CRUSADE, 1099. European knights capture Jerusalem in this fanciful manuscript illumination of the early 14th century; Christ watches over the scene

Background imageHorseback Collection: Richard II interrupting a tournament

Richard II interrupting a tournament
Richard II stopping a tournament between Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, and Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford -- a scene which comes at the beginning of Shakespeares play

Background imageHorseback Collection: The Copper Horse - Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire

The Copper Horse - Windsor Great Park, Windsor, Berkshire
The Copper Horse by Sir Richard Westmacott (1775-1856) - marking the end of the Long Walk at Snow Hill in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire Date: circa 1910s

Background imageHorseback Collection: British trooper meets French woman on the road to Lille, WW1

British trooper meets French woman on the road to Lille, WW1
A poignant scene captured by the Sphere magazines special artist, Fortunino Matania showing a British trooper riding through a devastated French landscape and stopping to speak to a French woman

Background imageHorseback Collection: Gaelic Chieftain By Maurice Harron, Boyle, Co Roscommon, Ireland; Sculpture Overlooking The

Gaelic Chieftain By Maurice Harron, Boyle, Co Roscommon, Ireland; Sculpture Overlooking The Battlefield At Curlew Pass

Background imageHorseback Collection: BATTLE OF FONTENOY, 1745. Marshal Maurice de Saxe leads French forces against the

BATTLE OF FONTENOY, 1745. Marshal Maurice de Saxe leads French forces against the Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian Pragmatic Army at Fontenoy, Austrian Netherlands (present-day Belgium), 11 May 1745

Background imageHorseback Collection: Marshal georgy zhukov riding across red square, reviewing the troops

Marshal georgy zhukov riding across red square, reviewing the troops, prior to the victory parade on june 24, 1945

Background imageHorseback Collection: Jousting knights

Jousting knights
Knights competing in a tournament, Middle Ages. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageHorseback Collection: Nick Skelton in show jumping event, Royal Cornwall Show

Nick Skelton in show jumping event, Royal Cornwall Show. circa 1980s

Background imageHorseback Collection: The Evening Wireless - Komarjan Bridge, WW1

The Evening Wireless - Komarjan Bridge, WW1
The Surrey Yeomanry on the Struma Valley Front, Salonika 1917-1918. The Evening Wireless - Komarjan Bridge. By Frank Algernon Stewart (1877-1945). 1917-1918

Background imageHorseback Collection: Russian Revolution 1905 - 1906

Russian Revolution 1905 - 1906, The last of the riots in Moscow: Soldiers firing on rioters who had taken refuge in the Prokhorof factory, Presnenskaia District

Background imageHorseback Collection: Huntsmen and foxhounds

Huntsmen and foxhounds in a field. Date: 1960s

Background imageHorseback Collection: Pancho Villa On Horse

Pancho Villa On Horse
Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa (1878 - 1923) smiles while sitting on horseback, c. 1911. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageHorseback Collection: Sikh Warrior on Horse, India 1847 Date: 1847

Sikh Warrior on Horse, India 1847 Date: 1847

Background imageHorseback Collection: Before the storm, c1906. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis

Before the storm, c1906. Creator: Edward Sheriff Curtis
Before the storm, c1906. Four Apaches on horseback under storm clouds

Background imageHorseback Collection: Knight with the Arms of Jean de Daillon, c1480 (1946). Artist: Guillaume Desremaulx

Knight with the Arms of Jean de Daillon, c1480 (1946). Artist: Guillaume Desremaulx
Knight with the Arms of Jean de Daillon, c1480 (1946). This tapestry is held by the Montacute House, Somerset. From The Connoisseur Vol. 117, edited by H. Granville Fell. [The National Magazine Co

Background imageHorseback Collection: Death of Sir Henry de Bohun, killed by Robert Bruces axe at the Battle of Bannockburn

Death of Sir Henry de Bohun, killed by Robert Bruces axe at the Battle of Bannockburn, 23-24 June 1314, part of the First War of Scottish Independence. Date: 1314

Background imageHorseback Collection: 17th Lancers, Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, Crimea

17th Lancers, Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, Crimea
Into the Valley of Death - The 17th Lancers during the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava on 25th October 1854 during the Crimean War - by John Charlton. 1854

Background imageHorseback Collection: A gaucho of the Estancia Bonanza looking at Mount Fitz Roy, El Chalten, Argentina. (MR)

A gaucho of the Estancia Bonanza looking at Mount Fitz Roy, El Chalten, Argentina. (MR)

Background imageHorseback Collection: Princess Mary, Riding

Princess Mary, Riding
Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897-1965), daughter of King George V, attending a meet of the Bramham Moor Foxhounds at Tatefield Hall. Date: 1925

Background imageHorseback Collection: Meeting of King Richard the Lionheart with Saladin

Meeting of King Richard the Lionheart with Saladin
Meeting of King Richard I (the Lionheart) with Saladin, during the Third Crusade. 1191

Background imageHorseback Collection: The Gentleman Jockey, a play by Edward Marris

The Gentleman Jockey, a play by Edward Marris. circa late 1900s

Background imageHorseback Collection: Unveiling of the Royal Scots Grey Memorial, Princes Street

Unveiling of the Royal Scots Grey Memorial, Princes Street
The unveiling ceremony of the Royal Scots Grey Memorial by William Birnie Rhind (1853 - 1933), West Gardens Cottage, Princes St, Edinburgh, Scotland - by Earl of Rosebery on 16th November 1906

Background imageHorseback Collection: Horses with Jockeys, 1910. Artist: Edgar Degas

Horses with Jockeys, 1910. Artist: Edgar Degas
Horses with Jockeys, 1910. From a private collection

Background imageHorseback Collection: Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Le Coup de Lance, 1620. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Le Coup de Lance, 1620. At the Crucifixion the soldier pierces Christs side to make sure he is dead. At bottom right, the Virgin Mary and St John the Apostle turn aside in despair

Background imageHorseback Collection: Hunting Party, 1775, by Francisco de Goya

Hunting Party, 1775, by Francisco de Goya
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828). Spanish painter. Hunting Party, 1775. Prado Museum. Madrid. Spain

Background imageHorseback Collection: Wellington and Blucher meet after Battle of Waterloo

Wellington and Blucher meet after Battle of Waterloo
Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) and Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher

Background imageHorseback Collection: Sultan Selim I conquering Egypt

Sultan Selim I conquering Egypt
Sultan Selim I, nicknamed Yavuz " the Stern", " the Steadfast" or " the Grim" (1465?-1520) - Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520

Background imageHorseback Collection: Guidoriccio da Fogliano, fresco, Simone Martini (1284-1344), Globe Hall, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

Guidoriccio da Fogliano, fresco, Simone Martini (1284-1344), Globe Hall, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena Siena Palazzo Pubblico, Globe Hall Mural Painting Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe

Background imageHorseback Collection: French Cavalry 1805

French Cavalry 1805
French cavalry during the Napoleonic era. Date: circa 1805



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"Horseback: A Timeless Connection between Man and Beast" From the ancient battles to modern equestrian events, the bond between humans and horses has endured through history. In Trotsky slaying the counter-revolutionary dragon (poster), 1918, we witness the power as a symbol of revolution and triumph. Even royalty embraces this connection, as seen in Princess Elizabeth - Attending the Trooping of the Colour. The elegance and grace displayed on horseback reflect both strength and regality. In Manus Tuas Domine. , 1879 captures a moment frozen in time, where man's reliance on his equine companion is evident. Artist Briton Riviere beautifully portrays trust and unity between rider and steed. The Battle of San Romano, c1438 transports us back to medieval times when knights charged fearlessly into battle astride their loyal horses. Paolo Uccello's masterpiece depicts bravery amidst chaos. The Charge of the Light Brigade by 11th Hussars at Balaclava immortalizes an infamous military maneuver that showcased both heroism and tragedy. Horses galloping fearlessly towards danger alongside their riders exemplify unwavering loyalty. Eadweard J Muybridge's photograph captures a fleeting moment as man and horse soar over a fence with perfect synchronization. The harmony achieved between them demonstrates years of training and mutual understanding. King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt reminds us that even great leaders relied on their trusted steeds during pivotal moments in history. Horseback became synonymous with courage, leadership, and victory. Chaucer's Canterbury Pilgrims embarked on their spiritual journey mounted atop noble horses, representing diverse backgrounds united by faith. Their pilgrimage showcases how they are bring people together despite differences. Sir Isumbras at the Ford illustrates John Everett Millais' talent for capturing emotion through artistry. This poignant image tells a story of sacrifice and determination, where horseback becomes a symbol of hope.