7. The Beheading Of Sait Cosmas And Saint Damian By Fra Angelico
Renaissance painter Fra Engelico depicted two saints Horsemaning in 1438.
6. The Head Of Orpheus By Gustave Moreau
French Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau depicted the death of legendary Greek poet Orpheus in the Horsemaning style in 1865.
5. Beheading Of St. John The Baptist
Perhaps one of the best known Horsemaning proponents, Saint John The Baptist is the subject of many Renaissance era paintings, including this reproduction of one by Pieter Pauwel Rubens in 1610.
4. Beheading Of St. John The Baptist 2
Here’s another from Sano Di Pietro in 1481.
3. Consul Titus Manlius Torquatus Beheading His Son By Ferdinand Bol
Roman Republic consul Titus Manlius was also fond of Horsemaning, as portrayed in this painting by Ferdinand Bol in the late 1600s.
2. The Beheading Of Marie Antoinette
The French Revolution was a golden era in Horsemaning. Large contraptions made of wood and iron, known as guillotines were made to overcome the cumbersome problem of 2 people posing while 1 paints the portrait. Instead, one person could pose while another painted. Marie Antoinette was said to be very fond of the craze, with thousands turning out to see her perform. Despite her status as a celebrity horsemaner, portraits of Marie horsemaning are less numerous than those of the guillotine itself.