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
English painter George Stubbs is best known for his paintings of
animals. He depicted cats and dogs, lions and leopards, monkeys and
His painting of a kangaroo was the first glimpse of this
animal for many of his contemporaries.