George Stubbs “Mares and Foals In A River Landscape” (c.1763‑8) High Quality Print in Bespoke Mount & Frame.
We acquired this print ready framed from a collector and as it is framed to a high standard we will simply renew the tape seal on the backing to protect the picture for many years to come. We can of course reframe in mount colours and frame type of your choosing if you wish.
The original painting is displayed in the Tate Gallery which demonstrates the quality of the work and the high esteem in which it is held. A beautiful framed picture that would make a great gift for equestrian enthusiasts or as a classic addition to any home or workplace.
About the painting – Mares and Foals in a River Landscape belongs to a group of paintings of the subject, produced mainly between 1760 and 1769. Painted for various aristocratic patrons, they are accurate portraits of specific mares famous either for their racing success or as the dams of successful racehorses. The naturalism of these works derives from Stubbs’s careful observation of living animals and also from his anatomical studies of horses for The Anatomy of the Horse, published in 1766. Mares and Foals in a River Landscape was largely adapted from Mares and Foals without a Background, c.1762 (collection Trustees of the Rt. Hon. Olive, Countess Fitzwilliam’s Chattels Settlement), but with the omission of the two central mares from that picture, and the modification of the colour and pose of the far right horse. (Source – Tate Gallery)
Overall size with frame: 97cm x 68cm (38.25″ x 27″)