How much is a Stubbs painting worth?

A painting by the horse-racing artist George Stubbs has fetched £22.4m at auction. The oil painting, called Gimcrack On Newmarket Heath (1765), has been sold at Christie’s in London by the private Woolavington Collection. The price is a new record for the artist who became famous for his studies of horse anatomy.

What breed is whistlejacket horse?

Horse history Whistlejacket was a chestnut stallion, with flaxen-coloured mane and tail, believed to be the original colouring of the wild Arabian breed.

What are whistle jackets worth?

Whistlejacket, the $18 Million Horse.

Why did George Stubbs paint horses?

Then in 1756 he decided to write a book on the anatomy of a horse. The book was very popular and soon rich men were asking Stubbs to paint pictures of their favourite horses.

Where is the painting Whistlejacket?

The National GalleryWhistlejacket / Location

When was whistlejacket painted?

1762Whistlejacket / Created

Who owned whistlejacket?

the second Marquess of Rockingham
Subject: Whistlejacket foaled in 1749, was the star racehorse of his day, famous for winning £2,000 in a race at York in 1759 for his owner, the second Marquess of Rockingham, who commissioned this painting.

Where is whistlejacket?

What was artist George Stubbs favorite subject?

Stubbs’ output includes history paintings, but his greatest skill was in painting animals, perhaps influenced by his love and study of anatomy.

Where was Oath of the Horatii painted?

the Louvre
Oath of the Horatii (French: Le Serment des Horaces), is a large painting by the French artist Jacques-Louis David painted in 1784 and now on display in the Louvre in Paris….

Oath of the Horatii
Year 1784
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 329.8 cm × 424.8 cm (129.8 in × 167.2 in)
Location Louvre, Paris

Who is famous for painting horses?

Degas is easily the most famous painter of racehorses. He is thought of as one of the earliest practitioners of what came to be known as Impressionism, though the artist himself disliked that term because his work was about disciplined technique, not the so-called spontaneity associated with that movement.

Where is whistlejacket in the National Gallery?

Is George Stubbs the best horse painter?

GEORGE STUBBS (1742-1806) ‘Mares and Foals in a River Landscape’, 1763-68 (oil on canvas) George Stubbs is the greatest painter of horses in British art and arguably the best in the history of art. However, Stubbs was not always regarded as a great artist.

Where is Stubbs’s skeleton now?

His skeleton is part of the collection of the Royal Veterinary College. The college will lend the skeleton so it can be seen alongside Stubbs’s anatomical studies of horses and his paintings of Eclipse. It will be the biggest Stubbs exhibition for 35 years, showing at the new-look MK Gallery in Milton Keynes this autumn.

When did Stubbs paint the mares and foals?

In the 1760’s Stubbs painted a series of about ten pictures of Mares and Foals that were set against traditional views of the English countryside. ‘Mares and Foals in a River Landscape’ is one of the best of the series.

What did George Stubbs do for a living?

GEORGE STUBBS (1742-1806) ‘The Skeleton of a Horse’ 1766 (engraving) George Stubbs’ superb skill and accuracy in the painting of horses was enhanced by his unsurpassed knowledge of equine anatomy. Born the son of a Liverpool currier, as a child Stubbs helped his father to prepare horse hides for the local tannery.