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George Stubbs (1724–1806)

This English painter started his career as a portraitist.

After returning from Italy, he traveled to Morocco where he witnessed a lion attacking a horse, a subject he depicted many times. The engraving of this scene influenced both Géricault and Delacroix. He was fascinated with anatomical studies of horses and made this his specialty - and in the process acquired a clientele consisting of British aristocrats whe shared his passion.

He is also famous for his "portraits" of wild animals such as kangaroos, monkeys and so on.

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