Oil/canvas, 47 x 55 cm, lo. ri. sign. a. dat. Schloepke 52, on the reverse inscribed "Braune national-engl. Halbblutstute geb. 1845". The painting is one from a series of six showing racing horses of the prince of Schwerin. - German history, portrait a. animal painter, studied at the Berlin academy 1836-39, 1847-48 he was pupil of H. Vernet in Paris, in 1853 he became painter to the court in Schwerin, portrayed many members of the Schwerin court. - Mus.: Schwerin. - Lit.: Boetticher, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit.