February 29, 2020

I met Whistlejacket!

The enormous painting of Whistlejacket (George Stubbs, around 1762), is probably the most famous piece of realistic equine art ever made. The pose is clearly inspired by classical rider portraits, but Stubbs did everything he could to make the stallion look real. You can almost feel the tense muscles in his hindquarters and the soft skin around his armpits. Amazing. And this was achieved in a time when photography didn't exist! Scroll down to the last photo to see how...

He's huge! Much bigger than I expected, almost life sized.

Stubbs knew his dapple greys. So detailed!

Look at the grey mare! This man loved horses.

Stubbs dissected horses in his workshop, hence the stains on this preliminary sketch. His book on horse anatomy has been (and still is) a great source of information for equine artists.

February 14, 2020

Willem-Alexander released!


Draft stallion
5.31 x 5.9 inches (13.5 x 15 cm)

Limited edition of 50 pieces + artist's copies

UPDATE 2020/3/20: Sold out! Here's the original sales info, for reference only.

Willem is back! New mane and tail, same cuddly drafter charm! Willem was originally released in a small run in 2015. To set the new Willem-Alexander apart from the European edition, he has some extra details and a fuller mane and tail.

Willem-Alexander is professionally molded and cast by Mountain View Studios. Solid cast in white resin with wire reinforcements.

Please use the order buttons below to secure your copy. SEPA bank transfers are also welcome, email for info. All prices include shipping.

United States $189 -  additional copies $180
Canada $199 - additional copies $185
Europe (21% sales tax included) €189 - additional copies €179
Australia, NZ, Asia, Russia €180- additional copies €165

Please order your additional Willems on the same day as the first one, so we can combine shipping. 

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All prices include shipping costs. You will receive a tracking number when your order has been shipped. Willem-Alexander's mold is ready, the resins will be shipped in order of paid for in full. For US and Canadian addresses, your order will be shipped directly from the caster in Tennessee. All other countries: your order will be shipped to me first, so the package will be coming from the Netherlands.

I can't tell the exact time your order will be ready to ship. It depends on too many factors, like how many orders are ahead of your order, how busy they are at MVS, and of course your location. Most Willem-Alexander orders will ship within 3-6 weeks.