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art of George Stubbs

Venetia Morrison

art of George Stubbs

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Published by Headline in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stubbs, George, 1724-1806 -- Criticism and interpretation.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementVenetia Morrison.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsND497.S93 M67 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination191 p. :
    Number of Pages191
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1917924M
    ISBN 100747201617
    LC Control Number90127583

    Following a brief visit to Rome in he settled in Lincolnshire, where he researched his major publication, 'The Anatomy of the Horse'. This was a book of engravings that illustrated the horse in layers from its skin down to its skeleton. Stubbs also painted other exotic animals such as lions, tiger, giraffes, and rhinoceroses. The horse is again brown, not white as in the pictures painted later in the decade, but the horse is shown standing, the lion supported entirely on its back.

    It has been described in The Independent as "a paradigm of the flawless beauty of an Arabian thoroughbred". It was his study drawings which would have been sold off from his studio back in With a ready supply of cadavers from a nearby tannery, he suspended horses on hooks from the roof, positioning the animals in the poses he required. He lost to Jason in the King's Plate at Newmarket in[24] but won the following year, [25] when he was also narrowly beaten by Spectator for the Jockey Club Plate at Newmarket in Stubbs could paint horses in such realistic detail because he had great knowledge of their anatomy. By he had produced works for several more dukes and other lords and was able to buy a house in Marylebone, a fashionable part of London, where he lived for the rest of his life.

    With typical determination he took on the task of engraving the illustrations himself, and after eight years work 'The Anatomy of The Horse' was finally published in - and it is still in print today. Stubbs is one of the most subversive of all the great artists, and in our time his message matters more than ever. At approximately age 20, he moved to York to study the subject with experts. The record price of


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It is the balance between the intense realism of Stubbs painting and the abstract movements of line, shape and tone across the composition that makes this image so appealing to modern eyes. He returned to England in and rented a farmhouse in Lincolnshire, where he spent the next 18 months dissecting horses and studying the design of their bodies.

The Mares and Foals illustrated below is not the one with Whistlejacket in it. Nature here is a place of wonder, revelation, dread and emotional profundity. He accepted commissions for portraits of people. Stubbs always painted his horses first and the background later.

George Stubbs

In his illustrated poem The Tyger William Blake pictures a savage beast as a terrifying marvel of nature. It was suggested at the time that the rider should have been George III but there is no evidence to confirm this.

Stubbs remembered working at his father's trade, the dressing of leather, in Liverpool, until age 15 or Early clients for his sporting and racing paintings included many of the noblemen who founded the Jockey Club.

Stubbs had painted many horse portraits, with and without human figures, but the heroic scale and lack of background of Whistlejacket are "unprecedented" in his work and equine portraits in general and "contemporaries were so astonished that a single horse should command a huge canvas that legends quickly developed" explaining why the painting was unfinished, none of which seem plausible or supported by the evidence to modern art historians.

It was the horses that demanded Stubbs' attention and any background, although brilliantly executed with superb skill, was of secondary importance. The Wentworth archives, "though unusually comprehensive, contain no clear reference to the commission to paint Whistlejacket", though some indication of the likely price comes from a receipt by Stubbs dated 30 December for "Eighty Guineas for one Picture of a Lion and another of a Horse Large as Life", probably a different picture for Rockingham's London house.

It has been described in The Independent as "a paradigm of the flawless beauty of an Arabian thoroughbred". His wife wrote of her hopes that he would restrict himself to gambling "just upon the turf, for there is always a possibility of some sort of pleasure in that; but not the smallest in other sorts".

In he moved with Mary Spencer, his lifelong partner and assistant, to a remote farmhouse in Lincolnshire to begin work on 'The Anatomy of The Horse'. In York, from tohe worked as a portrait painter, and studied human anatomy under the surgeon Charles Atkinson, at York County Hospital, One of his earliest surviving works is a set of illustrations for a textbook on midwifery by John Burton, Essay towards a Complete New System of Midwifery, published in He suspended the cadavers with block and tackle to better able sketch them in different positions.

The horse is again brown, not white as in the pictures painted later in the decade, but the horse is shown standing, the lion supported entirely on its back. In the 3rd Duke of Richmond commissioned three large pictures from him, and his career was soon secure.

The informal memoir was never intended for publication, and it is the record of conversations between Stubbs and Humphry when the latter was aged 52 and the former He suspended the cadavers with block and tackle to better able sketch them in different positions.

Whistlejacket was in the pair piece showing stallions. He also became known as a printmaker and for his paintings in enamel on Wedgwood earthenware plaques.

Born the son of a Liverpool currier, as a child Stubbs helped his father to prepare horse hides for the local tannery. After resisting at first, the elder Stubbs allowed his son to pursue the study of art with painter Hamlet Winstanley.

Historians believe that the arrangement with the elder artist lasted little more than a few weeks. Even the foals seem to draw milk from their mothers in much the same way that the land draws sustenance from the river. Stubbs goes further and portrays his leopards as sentient, sensitive, acute observers that return our gaze.

Their identities are unknown, and it is unclear if they are married. At that point, he told his father that he wished to become a painter.– teaches self engraving for commission to illustrate John Burton’s Essay towards a Complete New System of Midwifery.

– begins exhibiting regularly with Society of Artists (London). Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Stubbs's famous horse paintings, such as Whistlejacket, would always have started out life as study drawings which would allow the artist to decide upon certain elements of his composition before initiating the oil painting itself.

It was his study drawings which would have. Shareable Link. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. This magnificent image of animal terror, set in a dramatic and forbidding rocky landscape, was one of Stubbs’s favourite subjects.

It seized the imagination of his contemporaries and this and other versions of the theme became popular as prints.

Jun 23,  · Stubbs and the Wild review – a radical world vision seen through animal eyes Animals are not dumb in the art of George Stubbs, nor are they the .