Whistlejacket 1762: George Stubbs

Large 40″ x 30″ Incredibly Faithful Reproduction by Sally Stone, noted Equestrian Artist, Offered for sale @$2500

Whistlejacket was foaled in 1749. His most famous victory was in a race over four miles for 2000 guineas at York in August 1759.
George Stubbs’s huge picture of
Whistlejacket was painted in about 1762 for the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham,
Whistlejacket ‘s owner and a great patron of Stubbs.

Whistlejacket 1762: George Stubbs

According to some writers of the period the original intention was to commission
an equestrian portrait of George III, but it is more likely that Stubbs always intended to show
Whistlejacket alone rearing up against a neutral background,nothing in the painting indicates that it is not complete, and the detail of the shadows cast by Whistlejacket ‘s rear legs on the ground suggest that this is how Stubbs intended the picture to be seen; the absence of background details intensifies the sense of power that Whistlejacket projects as it rears and twists its head. It is my personal favorite “Equestrian painting” because its simplicity and lack of confusing elements allows the true beauty of the thoroughbred to stand out proudly.

The original Whistlejacket hangs in England’s National Gallery

Once again, I must reiterate, this is not the original Whistlejacket, unlike 99% of the online galleries we only show the actual work that is available, it’s not a picture of the original and then you receive something entirely different when it finally arrives, this is the painting for sale. Please contact us directly by Email if you would like to discuss details of the purchase of this painting or if you would just like to go ahead use the Buy Now Button.

Whistlejacket 1762: George Stubbs