George Stubbs: “all done from Nature”

This conference explored the artistic achievement and legacy of George Stubbs in the context of a major monographic exhibition at MK Gallery, Milton Keynes (12 October 2019–26 January 2020). The exhibition presented the first significant overview of Stubbs’s work in Britain for more than thirty years and brought together over eighty paintings, drawings and publications.

Through a series of twenty-minute presentations, followed by audience questions and discussion, invited speakers addressed subjects and themes relevant to the exhibition, including anatomy, extinction, animal studies, sporting art, patronage and breeding, empire and discovery.

Everyone but Stubbs: re–examining the field of Georgian animal painting

Alison Wright (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Animalia, autopsia, Natura: George Stubbs's The Moose (1770)

Helen McCormack (Glasgow School of Art)

Comparative anatomies

Marcus Coates (artist)

George Stubbs: “all done from Nature”: Morning Q&A

George Stubbs and portraiture; the "lacuna" years from c.1744 to c.1758

Anthony Mould (art dealer)

The Anatomy of a Sporting Art Collection: The Many Lives of Stubbs's Lord Torrington's Hunt Servants setting out from Southill (c.1767)

Oliver Cox (University of Oxford)

Stubbs’s figures and grounds, invitations to collaborative painting

David Pullins (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

George Stubbs: “all done from Nature” conference: Afternoon Q&A

Roger Robinson readings

Roger Robinson (Poet, Writer, and Performer)