Whistlejacket Epic Poster
About this painting
Whistlejacket, about 1762
Oil on canvas, 292 x 246.4 cm
© The National Gallery, London, Bought with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 1997
Whistlejacket was foaled in 1749, and his most famous victory was in a race over four miles for 2000 guineas at York in August 1759.
The original painting hung in the gallery was painted in about 1762 for the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham, Whistlejacket's owner and a great patron of Stubbs.
According to some writers of the period the original intention was to commission an equestrian portrait of George III, but it is more likely that Stubbs always intended to show the horse alone rearing up against a neutral background.
About our Epic Posters range
Simple, bold and beautiful.
Epic Posters are dramatic while still retaining the character of the original image. They herald a new age for the classic poster.
Printed on revolutionary Tyvek® paper (a patented complex weave technique that’s almost impossible to tear), these posters are very resilient and have a satin finish.
Each poster measures 6 x 4 feet (1.8 x 1.2 metres) and is delivered rolled in a tube with handy cardboard struts and robust bulldog clips for easy hanging.
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|Dimensions||4 x 6 feet | 1.2 x 1.8 metres|
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