Other animals

Stubbs's first depictions of lions, dating from the early 1760s, alerted contemporaries to his skill as a portraitist of all exotic animals. He was regularly commissioned by the owners of menageries and the zoologists whom they patronised to record the appearance of specific animals brought to Britain from distant lands.

Stubbs was equally at home with less exotic types, whether they were remarkable instances of agricultural progress such as the Lincolnshire ox, or the dogs who were as familiar a part of estate life as the horses


Click on the links below to see some of the paintings from the exhibition.