This is another of the American Museum of Natural History’s horse artworks. This piece is located on the grounds near the west entrance to the museum itself, as you can see in some of the shots in this photoessay.
All of these horse artworks are modeled after a full sized horse, standing approximately five and a half feet at the withers (shoulder).
The ambient light makes the pattersn and colors on this side of the horse difficult to photograph. Again, as I mentioned in an earlier photoessay for another of these horses, I have photographed these horses repeatedly under a variety of light conditions, but have not been able to capture the beauty of the artwork in its complexity.
This image provides you with a better idea of the precise location of this horse: looking at the west entrance of the American Museum of Natural History (yes, that entrance is open). You can also see a large banner in the window advertizing AMNH’s new traveling show; The Horse.
I dunno about you, but I really like this image.
Portrait of a portrait.
This image was taken under full sunlight — fortunately, this horse is well-shaded by huge oak and maple trees that live on the grounds.