Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Horses Drinking

Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

How you can use this image

© All rights reserved

All images on Art UK are protected by copyright and image permissions vary across the Art UK website. Please check individual artwork pages for information about permitted use.

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.

Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop.

For all other types of use please contact the owning collection. Their website may have more information about permitted uses and licensing.


Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Héreau trained as an architect before taking up painting in the studio of Robert-Fleury and Charles Jacque. He first exhibited at the Salon in 1855 and continued until 1879, increasingly working on views of Paris. The river is probably the Seine and the twin towers beyond the bridge those of Notre Dame. Héreau depicts the watering of horses before they commence the day’s work. This canvas is painted in the popular style of en plein air painting of the 1860s, with loose brush strokes and a sense of movement appropriate to the subject.

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle




oil on canvas


H 28.1 x W 41.9 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

bequeathed by the Founders, 1885

Work type



You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

Normally on display at

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue