George Stubbs

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George Stubbs (August 25, 1724July 10, 1806) was a British painter, best known for his paintings of horses.

Stubbs studied anatomy and taught it at a hospital in York, but as an artist was largely self-taught. He lived for the most part in Lincolnshire and London.

In 1751 he made illustrations for a textbook on midwifery and in 1766 published Anatomy of the Horse. He became a popular painter of horses to the aristocracy, also producing pictures of dogs, portraits, scenes of rural life, and some work on enamel executed under the guidance of Josiah Wedgwood.

A selection of Stubbs' horse paintings was displayed at The Walters Museum (http://www.thewalters.org/) in Baltimore, Maryland, from March 13, 2005 to June 5, 2005. dafydd 02:38, 2005 May 30 (UTC)

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