OIL PAINTING: Mambrino
George Stubbs , one of the masters of British sporting art, is best known for his paintings of animals (particularly horses), people and landscapes. His first love was anatomy and his precise dissections were recorded in detail. His "Anatomy of the Horse" was published in 1776 and gave him the reputation as the finest equine painter of his time. This knowledge was then translated into his artwork which remains unrivaled even today. His position now established, Stubbs painted the most famous horses in Europe - Mambrino, Whistlejacket, A Grey Stallion In a Landscape .