George Stubbs

The Marquess of Rockingham's Arabian Stallion (led by a Groom at Creswell Crags)

About this artwork

The grey, green and brown tones of the rocky setting provide an effective foil for this refined portrait of a magnificent Arabian stallion and groom. The painting was one of twelve commissioned from Stubbs by one of his most important and richest patrons, Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham (1730-1782). Among Rockingham's passions were breeding racehorses and collecting sculpture for his family home, Wentworth House, Yorkshire (known as Wentworth Woodhouse). He was twice, briefly, appointed Whig Prime Minister.

  • title:
    The Marquess of Rockingham's Arabian Stallion (led by a Groom at Creswell Crags)
  • accession number:
    NG 2724
  • artist:
    George StubbsEnglish (1724 - 1806)
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    About 1780
  • measurements:
    97.80 x 123.20 cm (framed: 130.30 x 155.50 x 12.70 cm)
  • credit line:
    Accepted by H M Government in Lieu of Inheritance Tax and allocated to the National Galleries of Scotland 2002

George Stubbs

George Stubbs