[Woman riding a horse]

AnonymousAround the middle of the 19th century

National Library of Peru

National Library of Peru
Lima, Peru

Woman on horseback heading to the left of the composition. The woman's torso is slightly turned to the left, she is wearing a yellow dress with long sleeves, a green poncho and a yellow hat tied to her face with a ribbon. The horse is white and with its front legs raised and able to move forward. Inscription: "Eine echte peruanerin sich dem genusse des reitens hingebend".
It belongs to the album "1871 Praetoria" which contains 39 sheets of which 25 are watercolors and 14 are illuminated lithographs. These images are an example of the nineteenth-century production of pictorial costumbrismo in Peru, a repertoire of typical characters -in this case from the city of Lima-, composed without much context, and rather characterized by their work and clothing.


  • Title: [Woman riding a horse]
  • Creator: Anonymous
  • Date Created: Around the middle of the 19th century
  • Location Created: Lima, Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: 24 x 21 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Watercolor on paper

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