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George Stubbs (1724-1806), Painter and anatomist

Sitter in 9 portraits
Artist associated with 6 portraits
A superb animal painter and a penetrating portraitist, Stubbs is known for his Anatomy of a Horse, 1766, a series of magnificent engravings based on the dissections he carried out in a remote village in Lincolnshire. A friend of Josiah Wedgwood, Stubbs experimented with painting on alternative surfaces, including copper, porcelain and Wedgwood plaques.

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1399

George Stubbs

after Ozias Humphry
watercolour and pencil, (1777-1779)
NPG 1399

4575

George Stubbs

by George Stubbs
enamel on Wedgwood plaque, 1781
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4575

D6883

George Stubbs

by D.P. Pariset, after Pierre-Étienne Falconet
stipple engraving, (1769)
NPG D6883

D20153

George Stubbs

by D.P. Pariset, sold by Ryland and Bryer, sold by and after Pierre-Étienne Falconet
stipple engraving, (1769)
NPG D20153

D32108

George Stubbs

by James Bretherton, after Thomas Orde-Powlett, 1st Baron Bolton
etching, 1773-1775
NPG D32108

D12105

George Stubbs

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 10 April 1802 (8 February 1794)
NPG D12105

D12218

George Stubbs

by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 10 April 1802 (8 February 1794)
NPG D12218

D17636

George Stubbs

by Henry Bone, after Ozias Humphry
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1810 (circa 1800)
NPG D17636

D6884

George Stubbs

by D.P. Pariset, after Pierre-Étienne Falconet
stipple engraving, (1769)
NPG D6884

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