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STUBBS, George English painter, b Liverpool 1724 - d London 1806

English painter of horses and etcher. Self-taught, Stubbs was interested in comparative anatomy and published his Anatomy of the Horse (1766), which is still admired for accuracy and elegance. It gained him a first-rate career as a painter of horse portraits and family groups with carriages. His Phaeton and Pair (National Gall., London) is well known. He painted several rural scenes and made many sporting etchings.
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