Thursday, August 13, 2009

George Stubbs Painting and the Yale Center for British Art


I was lucky to visit the Yale Center for British Art
last week where several George Stubbs paintings reside.
I was interested in Stubbs painting Turf, with Jockey Up, at Newmarket. (This is just a small detail )
The painting is larger than I had imagined 38" x 49".
Stubbs was known for his masterful depiction of horses
but the posture and the face of the jockey is
just as intriguing to me. So full of character, wistful and
distant.