The recent episode S6 E4 “On Your Marks” of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has a short scene of a painting lesson in a studio. There are eight ponies in that scene. We (the fans of the show that is) know who seven of those ponies are, and I'm asking here who the eighth pony is.

First, let me list who the other seven ponies are. The first two are easy. One pony is the main character of this episode, the only one important for its story. The green mare with red mane in the center, who serves as the model, is Tree Hugger, the character who was featured in S5 E7.

Three of the ponies are expies for famous real world painters. Although their appearance also resembles that of the real world artist, we can identify them more certainly because each of them is shown with a painting that parodies the style of that real world artist.

Two other ponies are one-off characters who had spoken lines in S4 E12 during the Party Planner song, but have not or barely appeared since.

(Image showing the bearded pony in the background)

That leaves us with just one pony in the background in the above image. It is a green unicorn with big white beard and moustache, thick white eyebrows, white tail, yellow eyes, blue dweomer, wearing a pale bright yellow shirt and a black painter's hat. We only see it from far away in the background, partly covered, and never see its cutie mark or painting.

Since the other seven ponies refer to something, it seems likely that this eight one isn't an incidental background pony either. (Mind you, that's what I said in my last impossible to answer question as well, so you shouldn't trust me.) Who is he?

Please don't just give a name as the answer, give some evidence on what matches this green unicorn.

  • For future reference, S2 E9 shows an art gallery paintings, including what looks like a Dalí.
    – b_jonas
    Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 13:10

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I dunno about FIM, but that's Leonardo da Vinci

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Note that his cutie mark is a ponified version of the Mona Lisa

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    What the heck? I specifically checked that segment, in detail, and I didn't see his cutie mark. I'll have to check again if that's a real screenshot or fan art.
    – b_jonas
    Commented Apr 25, 2016 at 11:14
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    Ah, I see. That screenshot is the same pony, but from S5 E10. I totally missed that, thanks.
    – b_jonas
    Commented Apr 25, 2016 at 11:17
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    Leonardo da Pony. Commented Jan 3, 2017 at 5:59

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