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Lynne Truss

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 06 March 2012

In this series, five writers look at how sports have been captured in the arts, from novels to film, photography to painting. Each looks at how the sport illuminates and resonates in the artform, and how it increases our understanding and love of the sport.

Today, writer Lynne Truss looks at George Stubbs' 1770 portrait of the racing legend Eclipse - a masterpiece which manages to capture all the glamour, excitement and yet inevitable cruelty of the sport of horse racing.

Lynne Truss is an author and broadcaster, best known for her book 'Eats, Shoots and Leaves'.

Producer: Justine Willett.

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