About the artist
George Stubbs (1724-1806) was an English painter, best known for his paintings of horses. He was a pioneer in the field of animal painting and was one of the first to paint horses in a naturalistic style. He was influenced by the Dutch masters, particularly Rembrandt, and was a master of anatomical accuracy. He was also a skilled engraver and etcher. Stubbs was a self-taught artist who never travelled abroad, but he was highly respected in his lifetime.
Also associated with: animal painting, anatomical accuracy, self-taught artist, English painter, Dutch masters, Rembrandt.