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