Author name: Adolf Schreyer.
(1828, Frankfurt, Germany - 1899, Kronberg, Germany). Renowned for his dynamic and atmospheric paintings of horses and battles. He began his studies in his native Germany as a military and landscape painter at the Städelsche Kunstinstitute in Frankfurt, later continuing his training in Stuttgart, Munich and Düsseldorf where his lessons even included riding and horse anatomy. In the late 1840s, he was called to travel with Prince Thurn and his regiment through Hungary. Due to his successful career, he was appointed court painter to the Grand Duke of Mecklenberg and was offered membership to both the Amsterdam and Rotterdam Academies.