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Philips Wouwermans: 'A Horse being Shod outside a Village Smithy'

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This scene shows a horse (a white horse, characteristic of Wouwermans) being shod outside a village smithy. In the right foreground is a grinding stone.

This work is thought to have been painted early in Wouwermans's career, probably in the 1640s. Wouwermans was a very prolific artist who was not only popular in the 17th century, but whose works were also avidly collected in the 19th century.

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