George Stubbs

Otho, with John Larkin up

1768
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Otho was a bay colt bred and first owned by the Hon. Richard Vernon, a founder-member of the Jockey Club. Otho had proved only moderately successful on the race-track until 1767, the last year of his racing career, when he had several victories. This portrait with a mounted jockey, beside one of the rubbing-down houses at Newmarket, was presumably commissioned to celebrate these achievements. The subtle atmospheric effects evoke the tension of racing, as the storm-clouds hint that the sunlight in which the horse and rider stand may be fitful.
  • Artist George Stubbs
  • Artwork Otho, with John Larkin up
  • Image size 101.3 x 127 cm
  • Material Oil on canvas
  • Date of work 1768
About the artist
George Stubbs was an English painter, draughtsman and printmaker. His study of anatomy enabled him to paint animals with unsurpassed truth to nature, while his innate sense of design led to graceful, rhythmic compositions. His contemporary reputation was chiefly based on portraits of horses and dogs, but he also painted human portraits, conversation pieces and imaginative subjects with animals. He later experimented with enamel painting and perfected a beautiful mixed-method printmaking technique.
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  • Artwork code t02375
   

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