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An interpretation of A Grey Hunter with a Groom and a Greyhound at Creswell Crags by George Stubbs, the original circa 1762-4.

The grey horse presumably belongs to a nobleman or gentleman, its stocky build and short legs make it ideally suited to follow the greyhound in pursuit of the hare over the rocky moorland terrain. The man's costume of dark blue coat with red collar and red buttonholes suggests that he is a groom on duty, wearing the livery of a servant of some now unidentified owner. The animals are depicted in typically lively manner, the greyhound's natural curiosity engaging the horse's attention in a sort of animal 'conversation piece'.
The setting is Creswell Crags, Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire border where, it has been suggested, Stubbs witnessed the scene depicted. Stubbs also used Creswell Crags for the background in numerous other paintings of the 1760s.

A specially commissioned reproduction oil painting on canvas by artist Liu Yingjie. For more information about Yingjie please see the additional information section below.

Our artist Liu Yingjie was born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province of China in 1971. Yingjie had a particular fondness for painting throughout his childhood. After studying at the Fujian Academy of Fine Arts, Liu regularly participated in National and Provincial art exhibitions winning several awards with his paintings being purchased by Western collectors.

Yingjie has been involved as an artist for more than 20 years and is regarded as a master of colouration, tone and technique. In 1997 his creative painting Homeward was entered into the famous Return Of Hong Kong Youth Oil Painting Exhibition. In 2004 a creative oil painting named Village of Love won an award at the Fujian Art Exhibition. In 2008 Dream Home achieved an award of excellence at the Art Exhibition of National Art and Yingjie also joined the Shenzhen Art Association. In 2009 Yingie became a member of the Beijing Fengtai Fine Art Association and he is now a standing member of the Chinese Fine Arts Association.

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