View Full Version : Stubbs painting to auction

Apr. 7, 2011, 10:28 AM
Wish I could afford it! :)

Christie's to Auction Stubbs painting (http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46343)

Apr. 7, 2011, 11:17 AM
*sigh* The things I would buy if I only had a really rich husband....

Apr. 7, 2011, 01:59 PM
Call me Philistine.

What on earth is that guy doing under the horse? Looking for nuts?

Apr. 7, 2011, 02:18 PM
What on earth is that guy doing under the horse?

It looks like the lad is off to the side and examining Gimcrack's rear hock. (http://resources3.news.com.au/images/2011/04/07/1226035/139143-a-christie-039-s-employee-shows-039-gimcrack-on-newmarket-heath-039-by-george-stubbs.jpg) I posted the store elsewhere with a larger version of the image.

The painting is 6' wide and actually comprises two scenes: one showing Gimcrack winning to the right, and outside his stable on left with jockey, trainer and stable-lad.

Gimcrack was a tough little horse (14hh) who was noted as very popular with the racing public of the time. If someone doesn't have $32M+ USD for the real work you can always buy a repro: $149.95 USD for example (http://www.hangingpalette.com/Gimcrack_On_Newmarket_Heath_With_A_Trainer_A_Stab_ p/stubbs-1724-0012.htm)