George Stubbs Paintings

Romanticism

Paintings Reproductions Stubbs  George John and Sophia Musters Out Riding at Colwick Hall, 1777
George Stubbs Paintings 1724 - 1806  Painter, Printmaker, Draftsman, England, Romanticism

John and Sophia Musters Out Riding at Colwick Hall, 1777

Oil on canvas

Private collection

Animals & Hunting Scenes Paintings

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OIL PAINTING:  John and Sophia Musters Out Riding at Colwick Hall, 1777

      On the death of William de Colwick in 1362, the estate passed by the marriage of his daughter Joan, into the Byron family which they inhabited for more than 150 years. They held it until about 1660, when it came into the possession of the Musters. All the older buildings disappeared when the present Hall was erected in 1775-6, soon after the coming-of-age of John Musters, (father of the husband of Byron's 'Mary.') The painting by George Stubbs of John and Sophia Musters riding at Colwick Hall is showing the newly built hall in 1777. The house consisted of an elegant centre, crowned with a pediment, resting on four well proportioned Ionic pillars, and joined by two wings of one lofty storey with an entablature, supported by square pilasters, with plain capitols, and lightened much in its effect by a handsome balustraded parapet