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1724-1806

English Romanticism Painter

George Stubbs was an English painter and anatomist, born on August 25, 1724, in Liverpool, England. He is best known for his exceptional paintings of animals, particularly horses, which showcased his remarkable skill in capturing anatomical accuracy and naturalistic depictions. Stubbs' works not only celebrated the beauty of animals but also contributed to scientific understanding and the field of veterinary anatomy.

Stubbs initially had an interest in art and anatomy from a young age. He studied human anatomy and dissection at York Hospital and attended classes at the Academy of St. Martin's in London. His meticulous study of anatomy laid the foundation for his later paintings, as he sought to understand the structure and movement of animals with scientific precision.

In the 1750s, Stubbs began to focus on equestrian subjects, becoming the leading painter of horses in 18th-century England. His paintings portrayed horses in various poses and situations, including racing, hunting, and portraiture. Stubbs had a deep understanding of equine anatomy, and his attention to detail and accuracy set him apart from his contemporaries.

Stubbs' groundbreaking approach to depicting animals involved direct observation and dissection. He studied and sketched animal carcasses to gain a thorough understanding of their internal structures. His ability to accurately depict muscles, bones, and other anatomical details in his paintings showcased his scientific approach to art.

In addition to horses, Stubbs also painted other animals, including dogs, lions, tigers, and exotic creatures. His works captured the essence of these animals, their natural behavior, and the landscapes in which they lived. Stubbs often portrayed animals in their natural habitats, emphasizing their individuality and unique personalities.

Apart from his animal paintings, Stubbs also explored other genres, including portraits and landscapes. His portraiture work included human subjects, as well as famous racehorses and their owners. Stubbs' attention to detail and ability to capture the likeness of both animals and people made his portraits highly sought after.

Stubbs' contributions to the understanding of animal anatomy went beyond his art. In 1766, he published "The Anatomy of the Horse," a groundbreaking scientific work that became a standard reference for veterinarians and anatomists. The book included detailed engravings based on his dissections and observations, further demonstrating his commitment to combining art and science.

George Stubbs' work had a lasting impact on both the art world and the field of veterinary science. His precise anatomical renderings and naturalistic depictions of animals set new standards in animal painting. Today, his works can be found in major museums and art collections worldwide, and his legacy as a master of animal painting and scientific observation continues to be celebrated.

125 George Stubbs Paintings

Portrait of the Royal Tiger, c.1770 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of the Royal Tiger c.1770

Oil Painting
$1414
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: STG-11628
George Stubbs
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Reapers, 1783 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

The Reapers 1783

Oil Painting
$1648
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: STG-11629
George Stubbs
Original Size: unknown
Public Collection

Lioness and Cave, n.d. by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Lioness and Cave n.d.

Oil Painting
$1312
Canvas Print
$49.12
SKU: STG-11630
George Stubbs
Original Size: 90.2 x 135.8 cm
Private Collection

Moose, 1770 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Moose 1770

Oil Painting
$1232
Canvas Print
$55.34
SKU: STG-11631
George Stubbs
Original Size: 61 x 70.5 cm
Hunterian Museum and Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Lord Bolingbroke's Brood Mare in the Grounds of Lydiard Park, Wiltshire, c.1764/66 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Lord Bolingbroke's Brood Mare in the Grounds of ... c.1764/66

Oil Painting
$1367
Canvas Print
$64.00
SKU: STG-11632
George Stubbs
Original Size: 113 x 113 cm
Private Collection

The Fall of Phaeton, n.d. by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

The Fall of Phaeton n.d.

Oil Painting
$1966
Canvas Print
$51.32
SKU: STG-11633
George Stubbs
Original Size: unknown
Public Collection

Baronet, 1794 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Baronet 1794

Paper Art Print
$46.77
SKU: STG-11634
George Stubbs
Original Size: 39 x 50 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Eclipse at Newmarket with a Groom and a Jockey, 1770 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Eclipse at Newmarket with a Groom and a Jockey 1770

Oil Painting
$1484
Canvas Print
$50.58
SKU: STG-11635
George Stubbs
Original Size: 100.3 x 131.5 cm
Private Collection

Mambrino, 1779 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Mambrino 1779

Oil Painting
$1181
Canvas Print
$49.95
SKU: STG-11636
George Stubbs
Original Size: 56 x 72.3 cm
Private Collection

Leopards at Play, c.1763/68 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Leopards at Play c.1763/68

Oil Painting
$2029
Canvas Print
$52.08
SKU: STG-11637
George Stubbs
Original Size: 101.5 x 127 cm
Private Collection

Bay Malton with John Singleton Up, c.1767 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Bay Malton with John Singleton Up c.1767

Oil Painting
$1214
Canvas Print
$50.82
SKU: STG-11638
George Stubbs
Original Size: 101.6 x 127 cm
Private Collection

Ringwood, a Brocklesby Foxhound, 1792 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Ringwood, a Brocklesby Foxhound 1792

Oil Painting
$1279
SKU: STG-11639
George Stubbs
Original Size: 100 x 126 cm
Private Collection

A Bay Hunter, a Springer Spaniel and a Sussex Spaniel, 1782 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

A Bay Hunter, a Springer Spaniel and a Sussex Spaniel 1782

Oil Painting
$1214
Canvas Print
$50.45
SKU: STG-11640
George Stubbs
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Cheetah and Stag with Two Indians, c.1765 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Cheetah and Stag with Two Indians c.1765

Oil Painting
$2857
Canvas Print
$49.39
SKU: STG-11641
George Stubbs
Original Size: 182.7 x 275.3 cm
Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, United Kingdom

A Spaniel in a Landscape, 1771 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

A Spaniel in a Landscape 1771

Oil Painting
$1137
SKU: STG-11642
George Stubbs
Original Size: 65.1 x 70.8 cm
Private Collection

Plate of the Nyl-Ghan, n.d. by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Plate of the Nyl-Ghan n.d.

Paper Art Print
$46.77
SKU: STG-11643
George Stubbs
Original Size: unknown
Public Collection

A Bay Thoroughbred in a Landscape, 1801 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

A Bay Thoroughbred in a Landscape 1801

Oil Painting
$1232
SKU: STG-11644
George Stubbs
Original Size: 63.5 x 76.2 cm
Private Collection

Two Horses in a Landscape, n.d. by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Two Horses in a Landscape n.d.

Oil Painting
$1367
SKU: STG-11645
George Stubbs
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

The Duke of Ancaster's Bay Stallion 'Spectator', Held by a Groom, c.1762/65 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

The Duke of Ancaster's Bay Stallion 'Spectator', ... c.1762/65

Oil Painting
$1539
Canvas Print
$51.08
SKU: STG-11646
George Stubbs
Original Size: 100.4 x 125 cm
Private Collection

Reapers, 1795 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Reapers 1795

Oil Painting
$1832
Canvas Print
$54.82
SKU: STG-11647
George Stubbs
Original Size: 77 x 102 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Greenland Falcon (Grey Falcon), 1780 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Greenland Falcon (Grey Falcon) 1780

Oil Painting
$1279
Canvas Print
$60.63
SKU: STG-11648
George Stubbs
Original Size: 81.3 x 99.1 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

The Countess of Coningsby in the Costume of the Charlton Hunt, c.1760/61 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

The Countess of Coningsby in the Costume of the ... c.1760/61

Oil Painting
$1414
Canvas Print
$63.88
SKU: STG-11649
George Stubbs
Original Size: 63.5 x 74.5 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Pumpkin with a Stable-Lad, 1774 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Pumpkin with a Stable-Lad 1774

Oil Painting
$1980
Canvas Print
$60.49
SKU: STG-11650
George Stubbs
Original Size: 82.2 x 101.3 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Horses Fighting, 1791 by George Stubbs | Painting Reproduction

Horses Fighting 1791

Oil Painting
$1238
Canvas Print
$52.83
SKU: STG-11651
George Stubbs
Original Size: 63.5 x 77 cm
Private Collection

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