Horse frightened by a Lion by George Stubbs

This composition of the white horse frightened by the lion is probably the single most famous image from Stubbs' romantic oeuvre.

Details

Medium:
Etching with mixed method engraving on white wove paper
Dimensions:
24 x 33 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,354 ( Total: £5,418)
Acquired in:
1988
Vendor:
William Weston Gallery

Whilst his race horses were certainly his most popular work, Stubbs himself found great personal satisfaction in this image, creating some 17 different versions.

Provenance

William Weston Gallery.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221 www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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