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1724-1806

English Romanticism Painter

George Stubbs (1724-1806) was an English painter, best known for his exceptional depictions of horses and other animals. His work is highly regarded for its accuracy, attention to detail, and the unique way he captured the anatomy and spirit of his subjects.

George Stubbs was born on August 25, 1724, in Liverpool, England. His father, John Stubbs, was a leatherworker and currier. George showed an early interest in art and began his artistic training under the guidance of a local painter named Hamlet Winstanley. However, Stubbs found Winstanley's teaching methods too restrictive and decided to pursue his artistic education independently.

Stubbs developed a keen interest in anatomy, which would later become a defining aspect of his work. He spent several years studying anatomy at York County Hospital, where he gained valuable knowledge and experience in dissection. In 1751, he moved to a remote farmhouse in Lincolnshire, where he spent 18 months dissecting and studying the anatomy of horses. This intense study culminated in the creation of his groundbreaking book, "The Anatomy of the Horse," published in 1766.

Stubbs' reputation as a skilled animal painter grew, and he began receiving commissions from prominent patrons, including the Duke of Richmond and the Marquess of Rockingham. He moved to London in the early 1760s, where he continued to focus on painting horses and other animals, often set against idyllic landscapes.

His most famous work, "Whistlejacket" (1762), is a life-size portrait of a racehorse, which showcases his mastery of equine anatomy and his ability to capture the animal's spirit. Other notable works include "Mares and Foals in a River Landscape" (1763-1768) and "Horse Attacked by a Lion" (1769).

In the later years of his career, Stubbs expanded his subject matter to include more exotic animals, such as lions, tigers, and monkeys, as well as human subjects. He continued to paint until his death on July 10, 1806, in London.

George Stubbs' work has had a lasting impact on the world of art, particularly in the field of animal painting. His meticulous attention to detail, combined with his deep understanding of anatomy, set a new standard for the genre and influenced generations of artists that followed. Today, his paintings can be found in major art galleries and museums around the world, including the Tate Gallery in London and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

114 George Stubbs Artworks

A Chestnut Thoroughbred before a Barn in an Open Landscape, c.1762/68 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 18633-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:57 x 73.5 cm
Private Collection

A Dark Bay thoroughbred in a Landscape, c.1762/68 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 18632-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:101.7 x 127 cm
Private Collection

A Horse Frightened by a Lion (Detail), 1770 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 18523-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:unknown
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Brown Horse in a Hilly Landscape, c.1785 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

Brown Horse in a Hilly Landscape c.1785

Giclée Canvas Print
$61.78
SKU: 17508-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:63.5 x 76.2 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

A Repose after Shooting, 1770 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

A Repose after Shooting 1770

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.40
SKU: 17507-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:102.2 x 128.3 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

A Lion Attacking a Stag, c.1765/66 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

A Lion Attacking a Stag c.1765/66

Giclée Canvas Print
$54.75
SKU: 17506-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:243.8 x 332.7 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Horse Attacked by a Lion, c.1768/69 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

Horse Attacked by a Lion c.1768/69

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 17505-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:25.7 x 29.5 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Two Gentlemen Shooting, c.1769 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

Two Gentlemen Shooting c.1769

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.26
SKU: 17504-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:99 x 124.5 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Two Gentlemen Going a Shooting, 1768 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

Two Gentlemen Going a Shooting 1768

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.26
SKU: 17503-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:101.4 x 127.2 cm
Yale Center for British Art, Connecticut, USA

Hambletonian, Rubbing Down, 1800 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

Hambletonian, Rubbing Down 1800

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 11717-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:209 x 367.3 cm
Public Collection

Horse and Lion, 1770 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

Horse and Lion 1770

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.53
SKU: 11716-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:101.9 x 127.6 cm
Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut, USA

A Horse frightened by a Lion, 1770 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

A Horse frightened by a Lion 1770

Giclée Canvas Print
$60.40
SKU: 11715-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:100.1 x 126 cm
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Gray Arabian with a Groom, c.1765/66 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

Gray Arabian with a Groom c.1765/66

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 11714-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:90.2 x 111.8 cm
Private Collection

The Marquess of Rockingham's Arabian Stallion (led by a Groom at Creswell Crags), 1766 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 11713-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:97.8 x 123.2 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

A Grey Hunter with a Groom and a Greyhound at Creswell Crags, c.1762/64 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 11712-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:44.5 x 67.9 cm
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Lord Torrington's Steward and Gamekeeper with Their Dogs at Southill Bedfordshire, 1767 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 11711-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:59.7 x 105.4 cm
Private Collection

Lord Torrington's Hunt Servants Setting Out from Southill, Bedfordshire, 1767 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 11710-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:61 x 105.5 cm
Private Collection

Gimcrack, with John Pratt up, on Newmarket Heath, c.1765 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 11709-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:100.4 x 127 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Mares and Foals in a River Landscape, c.1763/68 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 11708-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:101.6 x 161.9 cm
Tate Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath with a Trainer, a Stable-Lad and a Jockey, 1765 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 11706-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:101.6 x 193.2 cm
Private Collection

Joseph Smyth Esquire, Lieutenant of Whittlebury Forest, Northamptonshire, on a Dapple Grey Horse, c.1762/64 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 11705-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:64.2 x 76.8 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Duke of Portland and Lord Edward Bentinck with a Groom and Horses, c.1866/67 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 11704-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:99.1 x 124.5 cm
Private Collection

The Duke of Richmond with the Charlton Hunt, c.1859/60 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print
SKU: 11703-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:139.5 x 247.5 cm
Public Collection

Racehorses Exercising, c.1859/60 by George Stubbs | Canvas Print

Racehorses Exercising c.1859/60

Giclée Canvas Print
$50.05
SKU: 11702-STG
George Stubbs
Original Size:139.5 x 204.5 cm
Public Collection

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