George Stubbs (1724 - 1806)
The Kangouro from New Holland, 1772
Oil on canvas, 60.5 x 71.5 cm
The National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK



The English painter George Stubbs is best known for his paintings of animals. He depicted cats and dogs, lions and leopards, monkeys and giraffes.

His painting of a kangaroo was the first glimpse of this animal for many of his contemporaries.