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George Stubbs, Painter: Catalogue Raisonné Judy Egerton

George Stubbs, Painter: Catalogue Raisonné

Judy Egerton

Published October 28th 2007
ISBN : 9780300125092
Hardcover
700 pages
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George Stubbs (1724-1806), now recognized as one of the greatest and most original artists of the eighteenth century, stands out from other practitioners in the field of animal painting. His most frequent commissions were for paintings of horses,MoreGeorge Stubbs (1724-1806), now recognized as one of the greatest and most original artists of the eighteenth century, stands out from other practitioners in the field of animal painting. His most frequent commissions were for paintings of horses, dogs, and wild animals, and his images invariably arrest attention and frequently strike a deeply poetic note.Stubbs did not emerge as a painter until he was in his mid-thirties, but then his genius flowered astonishingly. He steadily celebrates English sporting and country life and reveals himself—in his “incidental” portraits of jockeys and grooms, for example—as a perceptive observer of different levels of social behavior. Among his many experiments with technique were his chemical experiments with painting in enamels, first on copper and later on earthenware “tablets,” manufactured for him in Wedgwoods potteries.This is the first full catalogue of Stubbss paintings and drawings. Along with the full catalogue entries, the book offers a lengthy study of Stubbss art and career.