Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night
Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, 4. Night. In a narrow street leading to Charing Cross, with an equestrian statue of Charles I at the far end, a bonfire and a barrel have caused the Salisbury Flying Coach to overturn, and a 'moonlight flit' of tenants escaping their landlord is going on in the background. The scene is set on 29 May, Oak Apple Day, a public holiday to celebrate the Restoration of the Monarchy.
© Mary Evans Picture Library
Detached head - Bronze Greek Equestrian sculpture - Florence
The detached head of a full-scale Greek equestrian sculpture in bronze from the second half of the 4th century BCE. It was already recorded in 1494 as part of the collections in the Medici palace gardens, and it was later housed at the Palazzo Vecchio. It was well known in the Renaissance and most certainly inspired the artist Donatello, who made at least two important equestrian sculptures in his lifetime. Italy. Date: 1917
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Stampede - Chuckwagon Race
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Stampede - a big crash during a Chuckwagon Race. Chuckwagon racing is an equestrian rodeo sport in which drivers in a chuckwagon led by a team of Thoroughbred horses race around a track. The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth". Date: circa 1920s