George Stubbs was born in 1724 and
is perhaps the most important sporting
artist of all time. Stubbs
made his name through his remarkable
capacity to portray the anatomy,
muscle structure and movement of the horse.
He acquired this talent after extensive
travels to study the work of Renaissance Masters
in Italy and his own learned researches in what he called his ‘equine pathological laboratory’, where dead horses were suspended from the ceiling for dissection.
The result of his labours was perhaps the
greatest book in racing literature, The Anatomy of the Horse, which was published in 1766 and which changed the world of equestrian art for ever with its emphasis on precise anatomical detail.
Stubbs’s enormous talents were soon recognised and he began a series of classic pictures for great patrons,
mainly featuring relaxed friezes of mares and foals,
hunters at grass and thoroughbreds out in
the paddocks with their jockeys or stable lads.
Stubbs died in 1806, classified both then and now as one of the greatest English painters of his age.
The Harvest Large Canvas Print
Horse Attacked by a Lion Large Canvas Print
Mares and Foals in a Landscape Large Canvas Print
Mr and Mrs Thomas Coltman Large Canvas Print
Soldiers of the 10th Dragoons Regiment Large Canvas Print
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