George Stubbs

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George Stubbs, by George Stubbs, 1781 - NPG 4575 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Stubbs

by George Stubbs
enamel on Wedgwood plaque, 1781
27 1/2 in. x 20 7/8 in. (697 mm x 531 mm) oval
Purchased with help from The Art Fund, 1967
Primary Collection
NPG 4575


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  • George Stubbs (1724-1806), Painter and anatomist. Sitter in 9 portraits, Artist associated with 6 portraits.

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  • George Stubbs (1724-1806), Painter and anatomist. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.

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The fine neoclassical frame is of a type used by Stubbs for his large enamel paintings in the early 1780s; the design seems to have been originated by Wedgwood with the help of his partner Thomas Bentley and the framemaker Thomas Vials.

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