George Stubbs (1724-1806) is one of England’s most significant eighteenth-century artists. In the Netherlands, however, he is practically an unknown. Stubbs represents a first for the Mauritshuis – never before in the Netherlands has an exhibition been dedicated to this important artist. The extraordinary highlight of the exhibition is the life-sized masterpiece Whistlejacket from the National Gallery in London. By means of thirteen paintings, ten anatomical drawings and the original skeleton of the world-famous racehorse Eclipse, the Mauritshuis will trace how Stubbs developed to become the leading horse painter in the United Kingdom.
The Mauritshuis is jointly organising the exhibition with the MK Gallery in Milton Keynes (United Kingdom). The exhibition will first be on view there from 11 October 2019 until 26 January 2020 under the title George Stubbs: ‘All done from Nature’.
Image: George Stubbs, Whistlejacket, c.1762, The National Gallery, London