Horse paintitng by George Stubbs
George Stubbs is one of the world's most famous artists-animalists. As an artist with Biology background, Stubbs perfected the depiction of animals from a scientific point of view. In addition to painting, Stubbs was the author of a number of famous works including the book Horse Anatomy published in 1766.
George Stubbs’s painting matched the tastes of the 18th century. Horses were depicted on thin legs, with long necks and disproportionately large bodies with relatively small light heads. It made the images more lively and graceful. An individual style and highly artistic look of the paintings made Stubbs’s works recognizable and sought after. For example, in 2010, his painting Mares with foals on a river bank was sold for $15.9 million at Sotheby 's.