By Malcolm Warner and Robin Blake
With an Essay by Lance Mayer and Gay Myers
George Stubbs was a versatile genius whose work includes paintings, prints, and detailed anatomical studies. His many images of horses show a classical beauty, expressiveness, and heroism previously reserved for the human figure. This book presents for the first time the wide range of his equine imagery, from refined portraits of race-horses to violent scenes of horses attacked by lions in the wild.
Taking full account of the associations and status of the “noble horse” in eighteenth century Britain and the colorful world of its devotees-both high and low- the authors examine Stubbs’s work from different points of view and offer many fresh interpretations. Published to coincide with a major traveling exhibition, this book celebrates the artist whom many consider to be the greatest painter of horses in the history of art.
The exhibition was featured at the Walters Art Museum, March 13, 2005-May 29, 2005.
10.7”h x 9.8”w