“Horses and Buggy” circa 1876, by Henry Collins Bispham (American, 1841–1882). / Source: www.the-athenaeum.org
This month I am celebrating a very special occasion.
One year ago, this month, my second novella The Best Man in Brookside released in The California Gold Rush Romance Collection! *unleashes a million balloons*
On this book birthday, I wish to extend my deepest gratitude to those who helped the collection hit the ECPA Bestseller List and to those dear readers who embraced my California-Gold-Rush-story-that-takes-place-in-England. THANK YOU EVER SO!
Since my novella revolves around a carousel and a horse-whisperer, let’s celebrate Brookside’s birthday with 9 Equestrian Paintings from the Victorian Era!
“An accomplished horsewoman rides with elegance, and a good grace, united to a noble boldness, beautiful yet modest.”
~ Excerpt from “Park Riding: with some remarks on the Art of Horsemanship” by J. Rimell Dunbar, circa 1859.
Portrait of HM Queen Victoria dated 1845–1846, by Sir Francis Grant, P.R.A. (Scottish, 1803–1878). / Source: www.the-athenaeum.org
“Feeding the Horses” circa 1858, by John Frederick Herring, Sr. (English, 1795–1865). Source / www.the-athenaeum.org
Portrait of H. de la Rochefoucauld on Horseback circa 1885, by Charles Giron (Swiss, 1850–1914). / Source: Pinterest
Portrait of Colonel Frederic Courtenay Morgan, in front of Ruperra Castle with His Daughter, the Honourable Violet Wilhelmina Morgan, the Honourable Mrs Basil St John Mundy dated 1893-1894, by John Charlton (British, 1849–1917). / Source: www.artuk.org
“Départ pour la promenade” circa 1855, by Alfred de Dreux (French, 1810 –1860). / Source: Pinterest
Portrait of Countess Caroline von Waldbott Bassenheim dated 1850–55, by Albrecht Adams (German, 1786–1862). / Source: Wikimedia Commons
Portrait of Luigi Ponti and Elisabetta Sottocasa circa 1870, by Eleuterio Pagliano (Italian, 1826–1903). / Source: Pinterest
Portrait of Empress Eugenie circa 1857, by Charles Edouard Boutibonne (1816–1897). / Source: www.artuk.org
“L’Entrée au bois” dated 1842-1845, by Alfred de Dreux (French, 1810–1860). / Source: www.the-athenaeum.org
Which equestrian painting is your favorite? I heartily welcome your thoughts in the comments. And if you’re looking for more equestrian fun, be sure visit my Pinterest board for The Best Man in Brookside and then snag your copy of The California Gold Rush Romance Collection!