George Stubbs (1724-1806) - Grey Stallion with Mares and Foals (1768)
Great Britain Stamp 9d Issued 1967
Painting held at the Tate Britain
This fellow was a legend in the art of drawing horses, after having spent 18 dubious months of his life carrying out a large number of dissections of horses, in order to learn about their anatomy. This painting is one of many under this genre, and it was completed in 1768.
George Stubbs also painted other works of English landscapes and animals, but it is best known for his depictions of horses. He sometimes painted these animals on a blank background, which was somewhat unusual for the time - his most famous work is probably Whistle Jacket.