Portrait of Frederick Rihel on Horseback: Rembrandt

Rembrandt: Portrait of Frederick Rihel on Horseback

Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn painted painted this portrait of Frederick Rihel on horseback in 1663, three years after the Civil Guard’s involvement in Prince William of Orange visiting Amsterdam in 1660. This is the only equestrian portrait Rembrandt created, and is notable in that the horse is painted in a rather amateurish manner, a far cry from the detail in Rihel and his other works – which can be attributed to his lack of experience in painting the animal.

Rembrandts’ Portrait of Frederick Rihel on Horseback is in the National Gallery in London.

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