THE ANATOMY OF PAINTING
George Stubbs RA (born August 25, 1724 in Liverpool, † July 10, 1806 in London) was an English painter, engraver and anatomist. Stubbs is considered one of the most important European painters of animals and in particular of horses.
Stubbs paintings of animals such as his famous moose, are characterized by absolute accuracy of details and act at the same time extremely lifelike. As an anatomist, Stubbs was particularly interested in depicting the muscles and the musculoskeletal system of animals. But it was also important for him to give them a visible personality.