Woodward, Thomas

Stallion and mare


This painting by Thomas Woodward is probably the latest dated example of a subject that had been popular with sporting artists since Stubb’s haunting representation was exhibited at the Society of Artists in 1769. The Romantics found the portrayal of emotion in horses appealing with several of Woodward’s contemporaries producing similarly emotion-charged works. However, Edwin Landseer, a friend and admirer of Woodward, who is quoted as saying “he wished he could paint a horse like Woodward”, was not attracted to such subjects and in later paintings of the Victorian period all emotion and frisson had disappeared.

Artist Woodward, Thomas
Title Stallion and mare
Category Painting
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