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Horse mask Inspiration

 
 

Inspiration

 

George Stubbs, 'Mares and Foals in a River Landscape' painted in about 1763-8.

 
 
 

Stubbs's remarkable ability in painting horses was the result of lengthy study. This group is in fact a carefully constructed design. Remarkably, the composition was achieved by completing the horses first and then filling in the imaginary landscape around them.