George Stubbs

George Stubbs was a classic English artist from the 18th century and was most respected for his accurate depictions of horses, as seen in his Whistlejacket masterpiece that can be found further down this page. Georgestubbs.org covers his life and career in full, including photos of his most significant paintings and sketches. You can also buy Stubbs paintings here. George Stubbs has established a reputation as a skilled artist of animals through careful study of their bodies over many years.

George Stubbs studied and painted horses like no other major artist had ever done before. The years of careful research paid dividends eventually, with Stubbs building a solid reputation as a truly gifted artist who was also innovative within his career in choosing a different path to others and avoiding the normal route of portrait paintings and religious depictions. You will find throughout Georgestubbs.org a large collection of horse paintings, including different styles such as accurate anatomy depictions and other more complete paintings which include landscapes across the background.

George Stubbs

George Stubbs Paintings

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George Stubbs was much more respected for his paintings of animals than his alternative historical paintings which came at a different time in his career. The successful animal paintings went far beyond just dogs and horses as Stubbs sought new challenges within this genre. Later animals incorporated into Stubbs' paintings included lions, tigers, giraffes, monkeys, and rhinoceroses who the artist could study thanks to his connections to private landowners who owned such creatures.

The quality and traditional style used by George Stubbs within his paintings have made them exceptionally popular as print reproductions for those who want to add his original paintings to their own homes or offices. Most frequently, customers choose framed giclee art prints or handmade oil painting reproductions which offer the most accurate copies to what Stubbs produced many centuries ago. Other alternatives includes stretched canvases, posters and even tapestries.

Green Pastures George Stubbs

Green Pastures painting by George Stubbs

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Green Pastures is highly typical of George Stubbs, featuring horses relaxing within a charming natural landscape, giving this completed painting a feel of classic British art. George Stubbs was known to go to extreme lengths in his study of animals and this helped him to implement great accuracy within each animal painting. Horses were his greatest interest and also offered the largest challenge to Stubbs who devoted large periods of study to understanding exactly the physical forms of these creatures.

All of the links included within Georgestubbs.org offer great opportunities to buy yor own copy of Stubbs' original paintings as framed art prints, posters and more. Each George Stubbs image included here have links alongside which take you to Art.com where you can order anything you need. We use Art.com regularly ourselves, so are more than happy to recommend them to you. Their key benefits include a huge variety of different paintings and the great choice you have in your reproduction, with hundreds of framed to pick from and alternative mediums too.

Horse and Dog George Stubbs

Horse and Dog painting by George Stubbs

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Horse and Dog is a charming example of Stubbs' use of horses and dogs. The close relationship shown in this painting will inevitably be popular with many looking to buy reproductions for their own homes, as touching images of animals is much loved by so many, almost regardless of the qualities of the art itself. Horse and Dog also serves as a great example from his career, with it including both of the animals for which he is most fondly remembered for painting.

George Stubbs achieved huge recognition as an artist of animals and particularly was impressive with dogs and horses. Comparisons can be made between him and Sir Edwin Henry Landseer who himself was also a respected painter of animals. Landseer produced accurate portraits of dogs, horses plus also the stag as seen in the Monarch of the Glen which was his best known work. You can find Landseer prints here.

Dungannon Horse Painting George Stubbs

Dungannon Horse painting by George Stubbs

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Dungannon Horse painting is another famous George Stubbs painting and again features a combination of animals as the artist shows off his exceptional talent for capturing accurately the animals of the British countryside. Artists over generations and indeed centuries have taken advantage of the natural beauty of the British countryside whose greens offer a great inspiration to so many artists.

Racehorse George Stubbs

Racehorse painting by George Stubbs

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Racehorse

Bay Malton George Stubbs

Bay Malton painting by George Stubbs

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Bay Malton

Whistlejacket George Stubbs

Whistlejacket painting by George Stubbs

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Whistlejacket is undoubtably the most famous painting by George Stubbs and can now be found at National Gallery in London where it sits alongside other classic British painters like Thomas Gainsborough and William Hogarth. Whistlejacket was commissioned by the 2nd Marquess of Rockingham and was one of three painted for him by Stubbs. It is fairly unusual to see a painting without a background, which adds to the interest in this work.

Foxhounds in a Landscape George Stubbs

Foxhounds in a Landscape painting by George Stubbs

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Foxhounds in a Landscape

Horses and Groom George Stubbs

Horses and Groom painting by George Stubbs

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Horses and Groom

Spaniel George Stubbs

Spaniel painting by George Stubbs

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List of Famous George Stubbs Paintings

Please find a comprehensive list of the most famous George Stubbs paintings below, with most featured throughout this website.

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Brocklesby Foxhound George Stubbs

Brocklesby Foxhound painting by George Stubbs

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Bay Stallion George Stubbs

Bay Stallion painting by George Stubbs

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Marquess of Rockinghams Scrub George Stubbs

Marquess of Rockinghams Scrub painting by George Stubbs

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King Charles Spaniel George Stubbs

King Charles Spaniel painting by George Stubbs

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Skeleton Study George Stubbs

Skeleton Study painting by George Stubbs

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Two Shafto Mares and a Foal

Two Shafto Mares and a Foal painting by George Stubbs

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Portrait d'Assheton George Stubbs

Portrait d'Assheton painting by George Stubbs

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Cato and Groom George Stubbs

Cato and Groom painting by George Stubbs

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Horse Drawing

Horse Drawing by George Stubbs

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Grey Stallion George Stubbs

Grey Stallion painting by George Stubbs

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Rosaletta George Stubbs

Rosaletta painting by George Stubbs

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Melbourne and Milbanke Families George Stubbs

Melbourne and Milbanke Families painting by George Stubbs

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Cheetah and Stag with Two Indians George Stubbs

Cheetah and Stag with Two Indians painting by George Stubbs

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Scapeflood George Stubbs

Scapeflood painting by George Stubbs

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Sir John Nelthorpe out Shooting George Stubbs

Sir John Nelthorpe out Shooting painting by George Stubbs

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Lady Reading in a Park George Stubbs

Lady Reading in a Park painting by George Stubbs

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Portrait of the Royal Tiger George Stubbs

Portrait of the Royal Tiger painting by George Stubbs

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Anatomy of the Horse George Stubbs

Anatomy of the Horse painting by George Stubbs

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Monkey George Stubbs

Monkey painting by George Stubbs

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Whistlejacket and Two Stallions Painting

Whistlejacket and Two Stallions painting by George Stubbs

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