Thursday, 14 May 2015

Whistlejacket by George Stubbs

Today I have a more famous painting for you.  This prancing horse is Whistlejacket by George Stubbs – perhaps the most famous painter of horses of all time.  This painting dates from around 1762.  The painting is almost life size.  The horse is a race horse and was apparently named after a contemporary cold remedy containing gin and treacle!

This horse is simply magnificent and I think the blank background just emphasises that.  If you want to see the original you'll have to head over to the National Gallery in London.


  1. Lovely painting. Beautiful horse.

  2. I didn't know the name meant that!

  3. He is lovely Carole. The glisten to his coat makes you feel like you can actually touch it.

  4. It must be great to see this painting in person. It looks astonishing and so real.


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