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George Stubbs

 (1724 - 1806)
George Stubbs was active/lived in United Kingdom, England.  George Stubbs is known for horses, sporting aristocracy and portrait painting.

Self-portrait, bust-length

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George Stubbs was an English painter, best known for his paintings of horses.  He was born in Liverpool, the son of a currier and leather merchant.  Information on his life up to age thirty-five is sparse, relying almost entirely on notes made by fellow artist Ozias Humphry towards the end of Stubbs's life.  Stubbs worked at his father's trade until he was 15 or 16, and after his father's death in 1741 was briefly apprenticed to a Lancashire painter and engraver named Hamlet Winstanley.  He soon left as he objected to the work of copying to which he was set.  Thereafter as an artist he was self-taught.

In the 1740s he worked as a portrait painter in the North of England, and from about 1745 to 1751 he studie   ...  Displaying 750 of 4821 characters.

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Gimcrack on Newmarket Heath, with a trainer, jockey and stable lad
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Brood Mares and Foals
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