Arts Everyday Living: George Stubbs, Master Artist of the Horse–Purity & Perfection

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GEORGE STUBBS, MASTER ARTIST OF THE HORSE

PURITY & PERFECTION

 

 

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George Stubbs, Whistlejacket, c. 1762, detail, oil on canvas, National Gallery, London, UK

A lovely horse is always an experience—it is an emotional experience of the kind that is spoiled by words.

Beryl Markham*

British artist George Stubbs (1724-1806) is recognized as one of the masters of equine portraits in art history; pioneer English aviator Beryl Markham (1902-1986), best known for her book about transatlantic flight West With the Night, also trained horses in her home country of Kenya.

*From The Gigantic Book of Horse Wisdom, edited by Thomas Meagher

The above image is used solely for educational purposes.

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