• George Stubbs. Animal painter extraordinaire

    1 month ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    Portrait of a horse: Whistlejacket, 1762, by George Stubbs. He was born on this day in 1724 .
    From George Stubbs, a portrait of Mr. Cosway's Spanish dog. Why does nobody today commission dog portaits any more? Was such an excellent trend.
    Another fine doggo from George Stubbs white poodle in a punt, 1780.
    George Stubbs was a British artist best known for his highly polished paintings of animals. Precise in their anatomy and lyrical in their paint handling, Stubbs elevated his subject matter beyond mere naturalism, as seen in his painting of the horse Whistlejacket (1762). Born on August...
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