The National Gallery collection is the first major exhibition of the works of George Stubbs
for 20 years.
, born 1724, was the son of a dresser of tanned animal hides.
The work by Liverpool equine artist George Stubbs
, who was given an exhibition at Liverpool's Walker gallery last year, sat alongside another equine painting by Alfred Munnings.
THE first major exhibition of the works of George Stubbs
for nearly 20 years opened at the National Gallery in London last week, and will run until September 25.
Painter George Stubbs
, best known for his studies of horses, is buried in the grounds of St Marylebone School in Westminster.
The 9-2 favourite was given a fine ride by Johnny Murtagh, who reeled in George Stubbs
over a furlong out and galloped on relentlessly for a length-and-three-quarter success over Don Fernando.
established himself as the most sought-after painter of horses of his day, and arguably became the greatest animal painter in the history of art.
and Putra Sandhurst ended losing runs of 20 months and 33 months respectively
As an artist he had paint running through his veins, being a direct descendant via his mother of the Liverpool-born 18th-century artist George Stubbs
, famous for his horse paintings.
The Walker Art Gallery in William Brown Street, Liverpool, celebrates the bicentenary of the death of Liverpool's greatest painter George Stubbs
in a small exhibition of about 25 masterpieces.
Derek Nimmo Doug Bradley Frederic Franklin Jason Isaacs Ken Dodd Leonard Rossiter Margi Clarke Paul McGann Tom Baker Visual Arts Mike McCartney Tom Murphy Josh Kirby Arthur Dooley James Moores Stephen Broadbent Anthony Brown George Stubbs
Terry Duffy Mark Leckey Sport Dixie Dean John Aldridge Steven Gerrard Tony Hibbert Michael Owen Brian Barwick Steve Parry John Parrott Nick Dougherty John Conteh
The answer is Whistlejacket, a long-dead beast owned by the Duke of Rockingham, immortalised on canvas by top dauber George Stubbs
in 1762 and currently on show at the National Gallery in T rafalgar Square.