George Stubbs

1724 - 1806

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George Stubbs (25 August 1724 – 10 July 1806) was an English painter, best known for his paintings of horses. Self-trained, Stubbs learnt his skills independently from other great artists of the 18th century such as Reynolds and Gainsborough. Stubbs' output includes history paintings, but his greatest skill was in painting animals (such as horses, dogs and lions), perhaps influenced by his love and study of anatomy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Stubbs has received more than 392,717 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). George Stubbs is the 816th most popular painter (down from 769th in 2019), the 1,599th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,589th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, George Stubbs ranks 816 out of 2,023Before him are Frans Floris, Bada Shanren, Abraham Janssens, Ogata Kōrin, Ľudovít Fulla, and Franz von Lenbach. After him are Giovanni Baglione, Sebastiaen Vrancx, Sidney Paget, Asher Brown Durand, Takashi Murakami, and Zao Wou-Ki.

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Among people born in 1724, George Stubbs ranks 16Before him are Countess Palatine Maria Franziska of Sulzbach, Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Eva Ekeblad, Ernest Frederick, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Johann Nepomuk Karl, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Franz Aepinus. After him are Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Gottfried Heinrich Bach, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, Heinrich XXIV, Count Reuss of Ebersdorf, John Smeaton, and Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée. Among people deceased in 1806, George Stubbs ranks 28Before him are Mathurin Jacques Brisson, Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, Pavel Tsitsianov, Shah Alam II, Vicente Martín y Soler, and Prince Francis Xavier of Saxony. After him are Federico Gravina, Fra Diavolo, Horatio Gates, Michael von Melas, Gim Hongdo, and Timothy Dexter.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Stubbs ranks 1,599 out of 8,785Before him are Alexander Mackenzie (1764), James Herbert Brennan (1940), Orderic Vitalis (1075), Eliza Poe (1787), Harry Kane (1993), and David Moyes (1963). After him are James Boswell (1740), Thomas Arne (1710), Aphra Behn (1640), Kenneth Grahame (1859), William Caxton (1422), and Sidney Paget (1860).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, George Stubbs ranks 22Before him are Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), John William Godward (1861), Evelyn De Morgan (1855), George Romney (1734), Arthur Rackham (1867), and John Martin (1789). After him are Sidney Paget (1860), Helen Allingham (1848), John Collier (1850), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), James Gillray (1756), and Pieter de Molijn (1595).