George Stubbs (1724-1806) is one of the most important eighteenth-century British artists. He was an animal painter who specialized in portraits of horses. As a true "artist-scientist", Stubbs focused on the anatomical study of the horse. This enabled him to immortalize this animal in an unparalleled way.
The focus of this publication is on Stubbs' work from the 1760s. This is the period in which Stubbs quickly became the horse portraitist of the British elite and painted his ultimate masterpiece: the life-size portrait of the racehorse Whistlejacket.
21 x 26 cm
60 illustrations in colour and 25 in black and white
20 February to 1 June 2020
Mauritshuis The Hague