Monday Minstrel: Jamini Roy and a Bengali horse

Jamini Roy, 1887-1972 was on of the most important artists of the modern period in India He drew on the popular and folk traditions of Bengal for his inspiration.  In this sketch the elongated head of the horse shows proximity and the large eyes are a characteristic feature of Jamini Roy’s style. This sketch is…

Monday Minstrel–Traditional and Non-traditional.

TRADITIONAL NON-TRADITIONAL   Both Traditional and Non-traditional are in London’s Trafalgar Square with Nelson’s column in the background. The traditional statue is George IV and the other, the skeleton, is on the Fourth Plinth. This plinth was built for an equestrian statue in 1840 and should have had a statue of William IV but insufficient funds…

Monday Minstrel: Blank, a ‘no name’ 18th C. stallion

This is a portrait of the stallion Blank. He was owned by Peregrine Bertie, the 3rd Duke of Ancaster.Here is some information I found about this horse from an early book on the painter George Stubbs. “Blank, a bay horse foaled in 1740 was bred by the Earl of Godolphin and got by the Godolphin…