Known for his equestrian paintings, George Stubbs renders an animated portrait of Whistlejacket, a well-known eighteenth-century racehorse. Stubbs truly lets the detailed form of the horse speak for itself, highlighting its beauty and musculature by placing it against a neutral background.

Creator: George Stubbs

Date: about 1762

Original Medium: Oil on canvas

Original Size: 292 x 246.4 cm

Location: National Gallery London