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Lustre, held by a Groom
Artist: George Stubbs
Date: ca. 1762
George Stubbs, 1724–1806 was an English painter, best known for his paintings of horses. Self-trained, Stubbs learnt his skills independently from other great artists of the eighteenth century such as Reynolds or Gainsborough.
Lustre belonged to the second Viscount Bolingbroke (1732-1787), nicknamed "Bully", who commissioned at least eight racehorse portraits from Stubbs. Nephew and heir to the first Viscount, a distinguished orator and statesman, the younger Bolingbroke was renowned in the world of breeding and racing, both as owner and gambler.