George Stubbs (1724-1806), after the publication of his book of engravings The Anatomy of the Horse in 1766, he was widely commissioned as an animal painter and group portraitist.
Stubbs began as a portrait painter and medical illustrator in Liverpool. In 1754 he went to Rome, continuing to study nature and anatomy. Before settling in London in the 1760s he rented a farm and carried out a long series of dissections of horses which resulted in his book.
The dramatic Lion Attacking a Horse in 1770 (Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut) and the peaceful Reapers in 1786 (Tate Gallery, London) show the variety of mood in his painting.
Why is George Stubbs famous?
George Stubbs was a British artist, known for paintings of horses.