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Broadly accepted as one of the leading equestrian painters of his time, the British artist George Stubbs would make much of his artistic career on portraits of his patron’s most prized possessions. A rather widespread practice at the time, the commissioning of equestrian and canine portraits would enable numerous artists such as Stubbs to make a living out of their skills and knowledge, and few could have been said to match him in the intricate depiction of animal anatomy.
For this 1774 oil on canvas, now in possession of private collectors, Stubbs’ patron is believed to have been the famed Tory politician Robert “Bonny Bobby” Shafto, who sat in the British House of Commons for the counties of Durham and Downton between 1760 and 1790. Bobby Shafto is also believed to have been the inspiration behind the nursery rhyme Bobby Shafto’s Gone to Sea, which he and his successors used to great success in their electoral campaigns. As such, the animals portrayed here were probably found in Whitworth Hall, near Spennymoor, the Shafto family’s estate, which was taken over by Bobby upon the death of his father John in 1742.
While the exact names of the horses portrayed here are not known, the mere fact that they were portrayed already tells us of their value for their owner, who, in all likelihood, commissioned the portrait as a way of attracting stud owners to negotiate. In the painting, we have, from left to right, a white-grey mare, a chestnut foal, and its likely genitor, a bay mare. The bay mare is somewhat larger than the white grey and bears a closer resemblance to the foal, even though the latter seems to be trying to feed on the other mare.
There is also a second homonymous painting produced in the same year, picturing a white-tipped gray mare, a brown dun foal, and a black mare, indicating that this is part of a more comprehensive collection, or maybe that there may even be more yet unknown painting produced in that same property. Regardless, it is also visible that more effort was spent on this piece than on its sister, especially on the background and setting, which is rendered here with much greater complexity and meshing better with the animals, especially considering how the animals’ coats contrast with the background behind them and harmonize with the environment around them.
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