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.


Etching with mixed method engraving on white wove paper
24 x 33 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,354 ( Total: £5,418)
Acquired in:
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.


William Weston Gallery.

Venue details

Hunterian Art Gallery University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, GLASGOW Strathclyde G12 8QQ 0141 330 4221

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