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Experts mistook this masterpiece for a copy

CNN | Nick Glass:

The painting is dated 1789, the year of the French Revolution. But the subject — horses in a landscape — and the painter, George Stubbs of Liverpool, celebrated as one of the greatest of horse painters — could hardly be more quintessentially English. In retrospect, it seems glaringly obvious. The picture is clearly signed “Geo: Stubbs pinxit” (“painted” in Latin). The composition, titled “Two Hacks,” is small (21-by-29 inches) but charming, and utterly typical of Stubbs. A pair of horses — one black, one chestnut — are setting out for a hack with a liveried groom saddled up on the black horse… Read more

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2018-10-29T11:05:21+00:00