About the film
About the painting
Young couple visiting old family friend boasting of the betrothal.
Stubbs also painted historical pictures, but these are much less well regarded. From the late 1760s he produced some work on enamel. Stubbs hoped to achieve commercial success with his paintings in enamel, but the venture left him in debt. Also in the 1770s he painted single portraits of dogs for the first time, while also receiving an increasing number of commissions to paint hunts with their packs of hounds.