Joseph Seymour Guy (1824 - 1910) was an English representational painter born in Greenwich, England. He is known primarily for his paintings of children. Though he can be overly sentimental in his approach, I do like some of his work, especially this equestrian portrait. I thought it appropriate for a day on which The Preakness will be run.
In my view, the rendering of the horse dazzles. Horses are extraordinarily difficult to draw or paint well. I love this portrait. The juxtaposition of the tiny girl sitting astride this magnificent creature is wonderful to behold.
Not much info on Joseph Seymour Guy online, but here's a link to a few facts about the artist.
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