Discover a set of unique drawings by Britain’s most renowned animal painter, George Stubbs (1724-1806).
Stubbs was one of the most original and pioneering artists of the 18th century. His prowess as a painter of horses is well known, but his later study of the anatomy of a wide variety of animals to compare with the human figure is less widely documented.
The ten works, on loan from the Yale Center for British Art, have not been seen in the UK for many years. The drawings will form the core of an exhibition that will illuminate aspects of Stubbs’s life and interest which have previously been underexplored and highlight the exceptional nature of his painting and drawing techniques.
Other works from the Yale Center for British Art that will feature in the exhibition include an oil on copper self-portrait at the age of about 32 to 36 (c1756-9).