Paintings by George Stubbs

George Stubbs (1724 – 1806) was an English painter who is best remembered by his masterful paintings of horses and other animals. He was largely a self taught painter, though he briefly studied with Hamlet Winstanley. During the 1750s, Stubbs dissected many horse specimens in order to study their anatomy and create accurate representations of them within his paintings. Finally, in 1766, he published a portfolio of his extensive equine studies which was titled as The Anatomy of the Horse. His most famous painting is Whistlejacket and is a highly rendered painting of a beautiful horse against a plain background.

George Stubbs’s paintings in chronological order:

Racehorses Belonging to the Duke of Richmond Exercising at Goodwood, 1761 Horse Attacked by a Lion, c.1762 Mares and Foals in a Wooded Landscape, 1762
The Grosvenor Hunt, 1762 Whistlejacket, 1762 Zebra, 1763
Cheetah with two Indian servants and a deer, 1765 Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a Trainer, a Stable lad, and a Jockey, 1765 Horse Attacked by a Lion, 1765
Lion Attacking a Horse, 1765 Lord Grosvenor’s Arabian Stallion with a Groom, c.1765 Mares and foals are anxious before a looming storm, 1765
Frontal view of the skeleton of a horse, study No. 10 from ‘The Anatomy of the Horse’, 1766 Mares and Foals in a River Landscape, 1766 Portrait of a Huntsman, 1768
The Hunters leave Southill, 1768 Colonel Pocklington with His Sisters, 1769 Mares and Foals in a Mountainous Landscape, 1769
A Horse Frightened by a Lion, 1770 Lady Reading in a Wooded Park, 1770 The Moose, 1773
Portrait of a Monkey, 1774 Pumpkin with a Stable Lad, 1774 Mares and Foals under an Oak Tree, 1775
Portrait of Isabella Saltonstall, c.1775 Portrait of John Nelthorpe as a child, c.1775 Portrait of Richard Wedgewood, c.1775
Self-Portrait, c.1775 Sir John Nelthorpe, 6th Baronet out Shooting with his Dogs in Barton Field, Lincolnshire, 1776 A Bay Hunter With Two Spaniels, 1777
John and Sophia Musters riding at Colwick Hall, 1777 Sleeping Leopard, 1777 Brown and White Norfolk or Water Spaniel, 1778
Pavian and Albino Makake, c.1780 Self-Portrait, 1781 Viscount Gormanston’s White Dog, 181
Harvest, 1785 Park Phaeton with a Pair of Cream Pontes in Charge of a Stable Lad with a Dog, 1785 A Saddled Bay Hunter, 1786
Lord and Lady in a Phaeton, 1787 A Foxhound, Ringwod, 1792 Hound and Bitch in a Landscape, 1792
Red Deer Stag and Hind, 1792 A Grey Horse, 1793 Laetitia, Lady Lade, 1793
Prince of Wales Phaeton, 1793 Soldiers of the 10th Dragoon Regiment, 1793 Two Bay Mares And a Grey Pony In a Landscape, 1793
William Anderson with two saddle-horses, 193 Baronet, 1794 Josiah Wedgwood, 1795
Freeman, the Earl of Clarendon’s Gamekeeper, With a Dying Doe and Hound, 1800 A Chestnut Racehorse A Grey Stallion In A Landscape
A Water Spaniel Brood Mares and Foals Cattle by a Stream
Diagram from The Anatomy of the Horse Diomed Earl Grosvenor’s Bandy
Eclipse Five Brood Mares Godolphin Arabian
Hambletonian Hay Makers Horse Devoured by a Lion
Marske Horse Melbourne and Milbanke Families Messenger Horse
Snap With Trainer Spanish Pointer Study of a Fowl, Lateral View, with skin and underlying fascial layers removed, from ‘A Comparative Anatomical Exposition of the Structure of the Human Body with that of a Tiger and a Common Fowl’

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