A White Horse standing by a Sleeping Man

The horse may have been derived from a print by Paulus Potter (dated 1652). This painting was once falsely signed as the work of Potter, but cleaning in 1953 revealed that the signature covered Verbeeck's original.

Verbeeck, a native of Haarlem, worked in Alkmaar and Utrecht before returning to Haarlem in 1643. He was influenced by the Italianate landscape painters in Utrecht as well as Paulus Potter and Isack van Ostade. Apart from a few battle scenes, he mainly painted pictures of horses alone or with riders.

Key facts

Artist dates
probably about 1610/15? - 1652/4
Full title
A White Horse standing by a Sleeping Man
Date made
about 1652
Medium and support
Oil on oak
31.8 x 27 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
Location in Gallery