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Equine Collection

Background imageEquine Collection: Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild

Zebra-drawn trap of Lord Walter Rothschild
Rothschild broke in and trained several zebras to pull a trap, which he memorably used to visit Buckingham Palace in 1898 Date: 1898

Background imageEquine Collection: Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)

Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937)
Carriage drawn by three zebra and a horse, driven by Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild (1868-1937), founder of the Natural History Museum at Tring, part of the Natural History Museum, London since 1937

Background imageEquine Collection: The Scots Guards marching to a State Ceremonial

The Scots Guards marching to a State Ceremonial
The Scots Guards - The Regiment marching to a State Ceremonial. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEquine Collection: Four fine horses wearing blinkers

Four fine horses wearing blinkers
A portrait of four fine horses, all wearing blinkers. Possibly a carriage team. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEquine Collection: Profile portrait of a racehorse

Profile portrait of a racehorse in full flight, along with inset illustrations of a jockeys cap and crop. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEquine Collection: The Royal Scots Greys - 2nd Dragoons

The Royal Scots Greys - 2nd Dragoons. Officer - Review order. The Colonel-in-Chief was (at this time) Tsar Nicholas II ! Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEquine Collection: Off to the Front

Off to the Front - British army cavalry regiment en route to the Western Front. Date: circa 1916

Background imageEquine Collection: Racehorse Solario posing for the brush of Alfred J Munnings

Racehorse Solario posing for the brush of Alfred J Munnings
The great racehorse Solario, owned by Sir John Rutherford, posing for the brush of the great animal artist Alfred J Munnings (1878-1959) Date: 1926

Background imageEquine Collection: Pit Ponies in Retirement - Plum & Danny

Pit Ponies in Retirement - Plum & Danny with Alfred Brisco (Organising Secretary). Card issued on behalf of The National Equine Defence League. Date: circa late 1930s

Background imageEquine Collection: 14th Hussars - Colonel Brown Victoria Cross Re-enactment

14th Hussars - Colonel Brown Victoria Cross Re-enactment
Victoria Cross Re-enactment of the bravery of Colonel Edward Douglas Brown (Edward Douglas Browne-Synge-Hutchinson VC) (18611940) of the 14th Hussars - who

Background imageEquine Collection: Black Beauty US 1st Ed

Black Beauty US 1st Ed
Front cover of the American first edition of Black Beauty published in America by the American Humane Education Society. Date: 1890

Background imageEquine Collection: Equine statue of Queen Victoria, Liverpool

Equine statue of Queen Victoria, Liverpool

Background imageEquine Collection: Statue of the Duke of Wellington, Aldershot

Statue of the Duke of Wellington, Aldershot
The statue of the Duke of Wellington in Aldershot, Hamphire, England. It was originally built in 1846 to commemorate Arthur Wellesley (1769-1852), 1st Duke of Wellington

Background imageEquine Collection: Ascot Scenes

Ascot Scenes
Reproductions of paintings by Charles Simpson (1885-1971) depicting scenes at Ascot on the race course and in the paddock. Date: 1930s

Background imageEquine Collection: The Racehorse Eclipse

The Racehorse Eclipse
Reproduction of a painting by George Stubbs (1724-1806) of the racehorse Eclipse (1764-1789). Eclipse was an undefeated thoroughbred who won 18 races and went on to become a successful sire

Background imageEquine Collection: Caleches, horse drawn carriages, Montreal Canada

Caleches, horse drawn carriages, Montreal Canada
19th century vintage photograph - Caleches, horse drawn hackney carriages, Montreal, Canada, c.1880 s

Background imageEquine Collection: Farmers returning from the fields, Japan

Farmers returning from the fields, Japan
19th century vintage photograph - farmers returning from the fields, with tools, and a horse, Japan, c.1880 s

Background imageEquine Collection: Woman of a horse being led by a farmer, Japan

Woman of a horse being led by a farmer, Japan, late 19th century

Background imageEquine Collection: Donkeys laden with goods, on the beach Algeria

Donkeys laden with goods, on the beach Algeria. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageEquine Collection: British man with servants & horses SE Asia, possibly Singapo

British man with servants & horses SE Asia, possibly Singapo
British man with his servants and horses outside his bungalow, late 19th century SE Asia, possibly Singapore

Background imageEquine Collection: Chasing in the Basses Pyrenees - Sir Alfred James Munnings

Chasing in the Basses Pyrenees - Sir Alfred James Munnings
Chasing in the Basses Pyrenees - A study of a point-to-point race at Pau, Southern France by Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959). Date: 1926

Background imageEquine Collection: Famous Equine artist Sir Alfred James Munnings and wife

Famous Equine artist Sir Alfred James Munnings and wife
The famous equine artist Sir Alfred James Munnings (1878-1959) and his wife Violet at Epsom on Derby Day Date: 1921

Background imageEquine Collection: Sir Alfred Munnings

Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959), Painter, particularly of equine subjects, and President of the Royal Academy from 1944-49. Outspoken opponent of Modernism

Background imageEquine Collection: Two stable grooms with four beautiful carriage horses

Two stable grooms with four beautiful carriage horses in full tack - Windsro, Berkshire, England. 1909

Background imageEquine Collection: Grey horse in stable, Menorca, Spain

Grey horse in stable, Menorca, Spain
A grey horse pushes its head through a stable window ins Algar, Menorca, Spain Date: 2012

Background imageEquine Collection: Black horse, Menorca, Spain

Black horse, Menorca, Spain
Black horses nose over an old wooden stable door, s Algar, Menorca, Spain Date: 2012

Background imageEquine Collection: Occipital bone of horse skull

Occipital bone of horse skull (Arab racing pony, NHM reference NHMADAR.H40)

Background imageEquine Collection: Nathan Natty, 1st Baron Rothschild

Nathan Natty, 1st Baron Rothschild
Liberal politician, banker, philanthropist and father of Walter Rothschild, he built what became the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum

Background imageEquine Collection: Reindeer antler from Neschers

Reindeer antler from Neschers
This reindeer antler from Neschers in France is engraved with a stylised horse. It was created by early humans and found between 1830 and 1848. Date: 1830

Background imageEquine Collection: Market square, Iloilo, Panay, Philippines

Market square, Iloilo, Panay, Philippines
A photograph taken during the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger (1872-1876) funded by the British Government for scientific purposes

Background imageEquine Collection: The Stirrup Charge by Countess Feodora Gleichen

The Stirrup Charge by Countess Feodora Gleichen
Page from The Sketch reporting on a sculpture by Countess Feodora Gleichen, based on a picture by Richard Caton Woodville drawn for the Illustrated London News

Background imageEquine Collection: A fine portrait of two working horses in their stall

A fine portrait of two working horses in their stall. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEquine Collection: Four fine horses

Four fine horses
Portrait painting of four fine horses - two chestnuts, a black and a grey. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEquine Collection: A fine portrait of two horses

A fine portrait of two horses Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEquine Collection: Horse-head engraved on bone

Horse-head engraved on bone
Late Pleistocene wild horses head engraved on the right fourth metatarsal bone of a horse, specimen (NHM 38745). Found among horse remains from the Late Magdalenian site of Roc du Courbet, Bruniquel

Background imageEquine Collection: Newmarket Racecourse from the air

Newmarket Racecourse from the air
A view from the air of Newmarket racecourse, in Suffolk, England, known as the Home of Racing. Date: 1925

Background imageEquine Collection: Ordeal for horses on the Western Front, 1917

Ordeal for horses on the Western Front, 1917
British horses in the back area of the battle zone are terrified by the flash of an exploding bomb leading the cussing guard to round them up and resume control. Date: 1917

Background imageEquine Collection: Paris Hippodrome, Olympia, 1887

Paris Hippodrome, Olympia, 1887
The Arab horsemen at the Paris Hippodrome, Olympia, 1887. The troupe, part of Hippolyte Houckes company, were intended to demonstrate the customs and manners of the East

Background imageEquine Collection: Royal visit to the Olympia Horse Show, 1908

Royal visit to the Olympia Horse Show, 1908
Mr. Walter Winans saluting King Edward VII before the royal box at the Olympia horse show in June 1908. Date: 1908

Background imageEquine Collection: Roman chariot race at Kensington Olympia, 1886

Roman chariot race at Kensington Olympia, 1886
The Paris Hippodrome at Olympia, the National Agricultural Hall, Kensington: the Roman chariot race, by a four abreast driving team(droski fashion). Date: 1886

Background imageEquine Collection: Royal visit to the Great American Exhibition, 1887

Royal visit to the Great American Exhibition, 1887
The royal visit to the Wild West Show at the Great American Exhibition in West London in 1887: 1. Queen Victoria viewing an equine spectacle in the arena 2

Background imageEquine Collection: Royal visit to Kensington Olympia, 1887

Royal visit to Kensington Olympia, 1887
The visit of Queen Victoria to Olympia, London: royalty watching a re-enactment of a Roman chariot race from a dais. Date: March 1887

Background imageEquine Collection: Horses being used to transport a Basking shark from Brighton

Horses being used to transport a Basking shark from Brighton
Hand-drawn graphite and watercolour wash depicting the horses used to transport a Basking shark from North Audley Street, Brighton to London on a carriage pulled by 12 horses. 10th Dec 1812

Background imageEquine Collection: Phiolophus vulpiceps

Phiolophus vulpiceps. Skull of a dawn horse found in Harwich

Background imageEquine Collection: Buenos Ayres Bullock-wagons

Buenos Ayres Bullock-wagons
Illustration (p.150) from Charles Darwins Journal of Researches, first illustrated edition 1890

Background imageEquine Collection: Fossil tooth of horse, from Bahia Blanca

Fossil tooth of horse, from Bahia Blanca
Illustration (p.138) from Charles Darwins Journal of Researches, first illustrated edition 1890

Background imageEquine Collection: Bringing in a prisoner illustration

Bringing in a prisoner illustration (p.84) from Charles Darwins Journal of Researches, first illustrated edition 1890



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