Tag Archives: Horses

1810: A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom

A Composite Ox with a Demon Groom (Oudh, India, ca. 1810-30) (source)

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1534: Wild Horses Fighting

Hans Baldung Grien: Wild Horses Fighting (1534)

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1984: The Battle of Orgreave

On June 18, 1984, 5,000 picketers—members of the UK National Union of Mineworkers and their supporters—arrived at the British Steel Corporation coking plant in Orgreave, South Yorkshire, determined to prevent scab trucks from leaving the plant with deliveries. They were … Continue reading

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1607: Book of Kings

Muhammad ibn Mulla mir al-Husaini al-Ustadi: Illustration from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Abu’l Qasim Firdausi (1605–7)

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1913: My Heart at Evening

     My Heart at Evening Toward evening you hear the cry of the bats. Two black horses bound in the pasture, The red maple rustles, The walker along the road sees ahead the small tavern. Nuts and young wine taste … Continue reading

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1935: Notebook

Salvador Dalí’s Notebook (c. 1930-35)

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1940: The White Horse

Eric Ravilious: Train Landscape (1940) The background of this painting features the Westbury White Horse, a figure on the slope of Salisbury Plain in England. As the earliest documentation dates from 1742, the horse was likely created in the first … Continue reading

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1650: Horse

Illustration from Il cavallo da maneggio [The Arena Horse] by Giovanni Battista di Galiberto (1650), showing the anatomy of the horse and sites of common ailments and wounds. The full title of the work is Il cavallo da maneggio. : Libro. Dove … Continue reading

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1703: Forseeing Things to Come

In 1703, the Scottish writer Martin Martin published A description of the Western Islands of Scotland. : Containing a full account of their situation, extent, soils, product, harbours, bays, tides, anchoring places, and fisheries. The ancient and modern government, religion … Continue reading

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1913: Inez

Inez Milholland preparing to lead the great march for women’s suffrage: March 3, 1913 (source). As a student at Vassar, Inez Milholland enrolled two-thirds of the students in the fight for women’s suffrage and socialism; she was also the captain … Continue reading

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