English painter, and printmaker, George Stubbs was born in Liverpool in 1724. An extensive knowledge of anatomy enabled him to depict horses, dogs and wild animals with unsurpassed realism and an acute sense of design enabled him to create graceful, rhythmic compositions.
Stubbs is best known for his portraits of horses and dogs however, he also painted human portraits, conversation pieces and subjects with animals. He also experimented with enamel painting and nixed-method printmaking. He had learned enough of etching from a local engraver to etch his own plates. George Stubbs died in London in 1806.