Circassians on Horseback
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Franz Quaglio ( Munich 1844 - Wasserburg am Inn 1920 )
Quaglio was born into a renowned Italian-German family of artists and architects, active from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. His initial training was from his father Simon Quaglio (1795-1878), before he joined the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where he came into contact with the renowned equestrian and battle painter Joseph von Brandt (1841-1928). Quaglio usually painted genre scenes but they generally featured horses, whether in the context of Circassians, military works or images of rural life. He was a prolific painter, a testament to the popularity and demand for his works.