(b. 1619, Haarlem, d. 1668, Haarlem)

Cavalry Battle in front of a Burning Mill

Oil on canvas, 55 x 67 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

The most successful Dutch painter of horses was prolific Philips Wouwerman of Haarlem. He rarely painted large pictures: his speciality was small-scale landscapes and genre scenes which included horses - battles, skirmishes, encampments, scenes at a smithy or in front of an inn, and hunts.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 12 minutes):
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: The Battle, suite