George Stubbs. all done from Nature

12 Oct 2019 – 26 Jan 2020

Regular opening hours

11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 17:00

MK Gallery

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Local Buses: Frequent daily buses run from Central Bus Station and Milton Keynes Central rail station stops on Midsummer Boulevard outside MK Gallery and Milton Keynes Theatre.
  • Nearest station: Milton Keynes Central

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George Stubbs: ‘all done from Nature’ presents the first significant overview of this renowned eighteenth century artist-scientist in Britain for more than 30 years.


The exhibition brings together 80 paintings, drawings and publications from the National Gallery’s life-size portrait of the stallion Whistlejacket to pieces never previously seen in public.

Alongside his celebrated paintings of horses are some of the first credible paintings of ‘exotic’ animals in Western art, including a rhinoceros, moose, cheetahs and many others. In order to understand the natural world, Stubbs taught himself anatomy and produced forensic drawings of humans and animals at different stages of dissection. These are presented in the exhibition alongside the finished paintings, and the skeleton of the greatest ever racehorse, Eclipse.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication that includes new writings and extensive catalogue entries.

A version of the show will tour to the Mauritshuis in The Hague where it will be the first-ever exhibition on the artist in the Netherlands.

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Exhibiting artists

George Stubbs


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