One of a range of fine art mugs depicting famous paintings. This mug depicts one of the most famous horse paintings – “Molly Longlegs, held by her jockey” (painted 1762) by the British animal and equestrian artist George Stubbs.
Perfect for coffee, tea and hot chocolate, this classic shape white, durable ceramic mug in the most popular size. High quality sublimation printing makes it an appreciated gift to every true hot beverage lover.
George Stubbs was born in Liverpool, the son of a leather worker, and he spent his early career in the north, painting portraits and developing his interest in anatomy. Following a brief visit to Rome in 1754 he settled in Lincolnshire, where he researched his major publication, ‘The Anatomy of the Horse’. In about 1758 he moved to London, which remained his base.
This panting, with its clear depiction of veins, bones, muscles and distinctive equine bloodpoints is among the best of his single horse portraits. It shows how closely Stubbs’s anatomical studies and portraiture were linked.
Molly Longlegs was a bay mare that twice won 200 guinea prizes at Newmarket races. She belonged to Lord Bolingbroke who presumably commissioned this portrait.
In white ceramic with printing on both sides, this is an 11oz mug, that holds around 0.33 litres of coffee, chocolate and tea. Durable and with a print made to last, this mug is a perfect gift for who you love, and for you.
- Height, in 3.75
- Diameter, in 3.15