equestrian sporting horse oil paintings bay hunter portraits after george stubbs 17241806

Equestrian Sporting Horse Oil Paintings Bay Hunter Portraits After George Stubbs 1724-1806


Price

£3,450
| $4,178 USD | €3,980 EUR


Item Ref

CLC/080

Description

JUST ARRIVED ( Commissioned For Hotel Chain ]
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Very Large Fine Sporting Oil Painting On Canvas After George Stubbs depicturing a Fox Hunt Scene with the Master of the Hunt about to ride.
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Painted By Private Commission to hang in the lounge suite of a leading hotel chain.
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The Bay Hunter dominates the landscape foreground prominently.
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ABOUT STUBBS
George Stubbs ARA (25 August 1724 – 10 July 1806) was an English painter, best known for his paintings of horses.
Stubbs was born in Liverpool, the son of a currier, or leather-dresser, John Stubbs, and his wife Mary.
Self-trained, he had a passion for anatomy from his childhood and in or around 1744, he moved to York, in the North of England, to pursue his ambition to study the subject under experts.
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Once in York, from 1745 to 1753, he worked as a portrait painter, and studied human anatomy under the surgeon Charles Atkinson learnt his skills independently from other great artists of the 18th century such as Reynolds or Gainsborough. Stubbs' output includes history paintings, but his greatest skill was in painting animals, perhaps influenced by his love and study of anatomy.
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His series of paintings on the theme of a lion attacking a horse are early and significant examples of the Romantic movement that emerged in the late 18th century.
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His famous work, Whistlejacket was a painting of the thoroughbred race horse rising on his hind legs, commissioned by the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, is now in the National Gallery in London.
This and two other paintings carried out for Rockingham break with convention in having plain backgrounds.
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Throughout the 1760s he produced a wide range of individual and group portraits of horses, sometimes accompanied by hounds. He often painted horses with their grooms, whom he always painted as individuals. Meanwhile, he also continued to accept commissions for portraits of people, including some group portraits.
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From 1761 to 1776 he exhibited at the Society of Artists of Great Britain, but in 1775 he switched his allegiance to the recently founded but already more prestigious Royal Academy of Arts.
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Our fine oil painting bears the painted inscription “ Kingsmill “ in the lower right bottom corner and
denotes the horses running name.
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Very large example in the 18th century manner and set within a countryside landscape.
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FRAMED MEASUREMENTS
Height : 40.5 Inches ( 3ft 4.5” )
Width : 48.5. Inches ( 4ft 0.5” )
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CONDITION
Excellent Order Throughout & Ready To Hang
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DELIVERY
UK £95 / Europe £250 / USA £300
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LAST OVAL IMAGE
George Stubbs Portrait Of George Stubbs, A.R.A
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Quote Ref : CLC/080
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Internal Ref: CLC/080


Dimensions

Height = 103 cm (41")
Width = 123 cm (49")
Depth = 5 cm (2")


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