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Tom Gurney BSc (Hons) is an art history expert with over 20 years experience
Published on June 19, 2020 / Updated on October 14, 2023
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George Stubbs was a classic British artist of the 18th century and was very appreciated for his precise representation of the horses through his art.

His images of animals far exceed the alternative story of another era of his career. He is best known and celebrated as a horse painter, but it was clear that George Stubbs was the best choice when Pigot commissioned a £120 portrait of a gift to the king. It was in 1763 the previous year that Stubbs had painted Queen Charlotte’s zebra, an animal from South Africa, standing in the uneven British woodland.

While Stubbs was looking for new challenges in this genre, his paintings went beyond dogs and horses. Stubbs showed two Indians, one raising a cheetah’s cap and was ready to release it as the other directs its attentions towards a stag on a virtual landscape. He based this theme on the story of the Duke of Cumberland in 1764 where the Bucks release the cheetahs in the paddock of Windsor Park and watched how they killed their prey. The Bucks defeated both two attempts, and then bay taking to the offense they chased the cheetah. The suspended on air animation, the postures of tension and anxiety, and the casting of exotic animals and animals make this one of the most fascinating works by Stubbs. When the Cheetah with Two Indian Servants and a Deer sold at a high price to a museum outside London, it caused a huge stir.

He painted his own paintings with fine oil, and relatively very few pieces survived and remained intact. The paint mixes the colour pigment with the oil medium. He used traditional wooden pallets to mix a small amount of paint during work. We can now find the Cheetah with Two Indian Servants and a Deer at the City of Manchester Art Museum. Governor of Madras, who donated the cheetah to George III in 1764 commissioned this Art. When he brought it to London in 1764 and presented to George III, it was the first of its species ever seen in the United Kingdom. It was lucky to be alive.