Horses and Unique Animals within the 1700s …


I gave a chat not too long ago on George Stubbs (1724 – 1806) – often called the ‘horse painter‘ … a person who shunned the standard means of creative studying: copying others’ works – he taught himself.

Whistlejacket (1762)
In all probability his most well-known portray

He’d have none of it … his drawings, work, etchings can be ‘all finished from Nature’. Beginning younger, aged 8, he drew bones loaned from a physician in his house city of Liverpool, sadly none survive …

Horses coming in, in all instructions

… and that’s the (lack of) story of Stubbs’ life – he was a loner … silent to the world … aside from the extraordinary creative works he left us.

aspect view Skeleton of a horse (1766)
{Courtesy of Wellcome Cllection}

Some notes have been correlated within the 1800s – which turned often called the (Ozias) Humphry (1742-1810)/(Joseph) Mayer(1803-1886) ‘essay‘.

Poor little zebra – her mate died on the
journey over; Stubbs painted her in her
inexperienced setting – under no circumstances common – however his
backgrounds have been guessed at … he by no means
left Europe. (1763)

He’s recognized at present largely for his unbelievable horse work … but in all probability his biggest talent was within the examine of anatomy of animals. 200 and fifty years later … his horse ones are nonetheless thought-about definitive …

Cheetah and Stag with two Indians (1765)
It’s painted because the Indian means of searching with
cheetah, utilizing a collar and sash to restrain
the animal, the hood has been pushed again
as she’s about to be launched.
(This was commissioned by Lord Pigot, who
had been Governor of Madras)

Earlier than I am going on – a thought … how will future generations consider us: 250 years on (2275 AD or so)??… as we’re progressing life, so have been our ancestors – many not in a means we approve of at present.

Two Leopards  (c1776)

The 1700s have been when numerous change was occurring … scientific, exploration and agricultural revolutions … menageries have been held by the rich and royals …

Rhinoceros (1780 – 91)
This was commissioned by Dr John Hunter –
the brother of William Hunter each Scottish
physicians and anatomists.
Poor animal died of accidents inflicted as a 
results of its predilection for candy wine –
it is onerous to make sure!

The artwork work I present listed here are of his exotics … because of the demand of the rich … whereby Stubbs might spend time at menageries to check these creatures … so correct, even at present …

Troopers of the tenth Gentle Infantry (1793)
The King commissioned it.  Very stilted –
as was the norm within the 1700s

Then I got here throughout the work being finished by Pauleen Bennett an Australian scientist learning anthrozoology at La Trobe College, in Victoria, Australia – a area of examine she based.

The human physique

Stubbs on the finish of his life was wanting to match the anatomy of the Human Physique … 

Frequent fowl

… with a standard fowl, and a tiger physique – sadly they have been by no means completed.

Tiger physique

We now have moved on … we proceed to study, examine, analysis – but George Stubbs gave us this wonderful report of anatomy … whereas letting us see his stunning artwork works …

Self-portrait in 1782

I might like to know what our successors will take into consideration us in 250 years time … and clearly your ideas on George Stubbs’ …

I’ve included a lot of his exotics with notes, along with one or two of his anatomical horse engravings … 

Royal Academy of Arts – George Stubbs …

The – assessment of exhibition I noticed in 2019 in Milton Keynes, UK

Wikipedia’s article on Pauleen Bennett – anthrozoologist

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