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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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George Stubbs, by George Stubbs - NPG 4575

George Stubbs

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

Josiah Wedgwood, after George Stubbs - NPG D37631

Josiah Wedgwood

after George Stubbs
chromolithograph, (circa 1780)
NPG D37631

Warren Hastings, by George Townley Stubbs, after  George Stubbs - NPG D13799

Warren Hastings

by George Townley Stubbs, after George Stubbs
stipple engraving, published 1795 (1791)
NPG D13799

Warren Hastings, by and published by George Townley Stubbs, after  George Stubbs - NPG D14838

Warren Hastings

by and published by George Townley Stubbs, after George Stubbs
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 30 April 1795 (1791)
NPG D14838

Josiah Wedgwood, by and published by George Townley Stubbs, after  George Stubbs - NPG D18969

Josiah Wedgwood

by and published by George Townley Stubbs, after George Stubbs
stipple engraving, published 10 February 1795
NPG D18969

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George Pigot, Baron Pigot

by Benjamin Green ('Pott'), published by Robert Sayer, published by John Bennett, after George Stubbs
mezzotint, published 10 January 1777
NPG D15221

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