A White Horse, and an Old Man binding Faggots

The faggots (bundles of twigs and sticks) would be used as firewood. Great prominence is given to the white horse, a characteristic element in most of Wouwerman's paintings.

Wouwerman painted numerous landscapes, usually with horses, and had great contemporary success. On grounds of style this painting is thought to date from the 1650s.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1619 - 1668
Full title
A White Horse, and an Old Man binding Faggots
Date made
1650s
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
31.8 x 26.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
NG881
Location in Gallery