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EXHIBITION TOUR*. No booking required, meet outside exhibition entrance

*ticket required for entry into the exhibition, see here for details on admission: George Stubbs: 'all done from Nature'



Join Andrew Rogers and Peter Martin on a tour exploring the work of 18th century painter George Stubbs, in our current exhibition George Stubbs: 'all done from Nature.'



George Stubbs: ‘all done from Nature’ presents the first significant overview of this renowned eighteenth century artist-scientist in Britain for more than 30 years. The exhibition brings together 80 paintings, drawings and publications from the National Gallery’s life-size portrait of the stallion Whistlejacket to pieces never previously seen in public.

Alongside his celebrated paintings of horses are some of the first credible paintings of ‘exotic’ animals in Western art, including a rhinoceros, moose, cheetahs and many others. In order to understand the natural world, Stubbs taught himself anatomy and produced forensic drawings of humans and animals at different stages of dissection. These are presented in the exhibition alongside the finished paintings, and the skeleton of the greatest ever racehorse, Eclipse.