George STubbs

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The Horse – Pegasus to Phar Lap at NGV International

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From ancient Greek vases to photographs and major oils on canvas with saddles, sculptures, riding gear and a Melbourne Cup the NGV explores the horse in history

Whistlejacket

Whistlejacket

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Painted in 1762 by horse specialist George Stubbs, Charles Watson-Wentworth the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham’s racehorse Whistlejacket has been described as ‘a paradigm of the flawless beauty of an Arabian thoroughbred’. Stubbs was dedicated to expanding knowledge of equine physiology. He studied at York producing his landmark publication The Anatomy…