Man and the Horse: An Illustrated History of Equestrian Apparel

Man and the Horse: An Illustrated History of Equestrian Apparel

Mackay-Smith, Alexander, Jean R. Druesedow, and Thomas Ryder
128 pages
100 illustrations
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Philippe de Montebello

Diana Vreeland

Man and the Horse: The Evolution of Riding and Its Influence on Equestrian Costume
Alexander Mackay-Smith

Aside and Astride: A History of Ladies' Riding Apparel
Jean R. Druesedow

Fashion on Wheels
Thomas Ryder


Photo Credits

Met Art in Publication

Saint George, Russian Painter  Russian, Tempera on wood
Russian Painter
Tympanum with a Horse and Rider, Stone; carved, with traces of paint
second half 14th century
Armor, Steel, gold, leather, copper alloy, textile, Italian, probably Milan
ca. 1575; breastplate, later; lancerest and gilt decoration, probably 18th–19th century
Battle Scene: Arabs Making a Detour, Adolf Schreyer  German, Oil on canvas
Adolf Schreyer
The Outlaw, Frederic Remington  American, Bronze, American
Frederic Remington
1906, cast before 1939
Henry II (1519–1559), King of France, François Clouet  French, Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
François Clouet
Don Gaspar de Guzmán (1587–1645), Count-Duke of Olivares, Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo  Spanish, Oil on canvas
Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo
ca. 1636 or later
Vue d'Ensemble de la Fête (View of the Ensemble of the Festival), from Guerre de Beaute (Guerra di Bellezza) (War of Beauty), Jacques Callot  French, Etching; first state of two (Lieure)
Jacques Callot
"Shah Jahan on Horseback", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, Payag  Indian, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
verso: ca. 1630; recto: ca. 1530–50
Terracotta Panathenaic prize amphora (jar), Leagros Group, Terracotta, Greek, Attic
Leagros Group
ca. 510 BCE
The Start of the Race of the Riderless Horses, Horace Vernet  French, Oil on canvas
Horace Vernet
Man on Horseback, and Study of Horse's Head, Théodore Gericault  French, Black chalk
Théodore Gericault
19th century
Polo, George Bellows  American, Ink wash and crayon on paper
George Bellows
Plate 11 from "La Tauromaquia": The Cid campeador spearing another bull, Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)  Spanish, Etching, burnished aquatint, burin
Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes)
George Harley Drummond (1783–1855), Sir Henry Raeburn  British, Scottish, Oil on canvas
Sir Henry Raeburn
ca. 1808–9
Alan Harriman, George de Forest Brush  American, Oil on canvas, American
George de Forest Brush
Winter Drive, Constantin Guys  French, Pen and brown ink, brown, blue and yellow wash, over traces of graphite
Constantin Guys
19th century
Saddle, Staghorn, limewood, rawhide, birchbark, metal, paint, Central European
ca. 1400–1420


View Citations

Mackay-Smith, Alexander, Jean R. Druesedow, and Thomas Ryder. 1984. Man and the Horse: An Illustrated History of Equestrian Apparel. New York Simon and Schuster: Metropolitan museum of art.