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Topic: start
1819
1819
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2016
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2016
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The Start of the Race of the Riderless Horses

Races of riderless horses were a highlight of Rome’s Carnival, held each February before Lent. Vernet’s painting depicts grooms struggling to restrain the horses before the start of the race—la mossa—in the Pia... more