The Flemish painter Pieter Van Bloemen (1657-1720), known as Standaart or Stendardo, specialised in depicting genre scenes or animals, particularly horses.
In this composition, a white horse occupies the central place, a recurrent element in all the artist's paintings. A prolific painter, he is best known for his Italianate landscapes. This can be explained by the fact that he joined a group of Flemish artists who had settled in Rome. His many trips to Naples also had an impact on his painting.