The Third Duke of Dorset's Hunter with a Groom and a Dog

George Stubbs British

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Stubbs's cool and accurate portraits of wild animals, dogs, and most notably horses appealed to prominent sporting enthusiasts; he was also a gifted landscape painter. Although he received little critical attention from his contemporaries, Stubbs is now regarded as one of the most innovative English artists of the eighteenth century. Here, the Duke of Dorset’s horse dominates the picture, dwarfing his groom, in a telling expression of artistic and social priorities.

The Third Duke of Dorset's Hunter with a Groom and a Dog, George Stubbs (British, Liverpool 1724–1806 London), Oil on canvas

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