George Stubbs is known for his paintings of horses. To mark the anniversary of his birth on 25 August, we have put together a selection of his paintings alongside equine-inspired artworks by other artists from Tate’s collection

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  • George Stubbs, 'Mares and Foals in a River Landscape' circa 1763-8

    George Stubbs
    Mares and Foals in a River Landscape circa 1763-8
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1016 x 1619 mm frame: 1229 x 1815 x 64 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Pilgrim Trust 1959

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  • George Stubbs, 'Horse Attacked by a Lion' 1769

    George Stubbs
    Horse Attacked by a Lion 1769
    Enamel on copper
    support: 241 x 283 mm frame: 514 x 560 x 74 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1970

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  • George Stubbs, 'A Horse Attacked by a Lion (A Lion Devouring a Horse)' published 1788

    George Stubbs
    A Horse Attacked by a Lion (A Lion Devouring a Horse) published 1788
    Soft-ground etching and roulette work on paper
    image: 250 x 335 mm
    Transferred from the British Museum 1984

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  • Dame Elisabeth Frink, 'Horse' 1967

    Dame Elisabeth Frink
    Horse 1967
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 778 x 594 mm
    Presented by Curwen Studio through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 Frink Estate

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  • Malcolm Morley, 'Horses' 1969

    Malcolm Morley
    Horses 1969
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 629 x 679 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 Malcolm Morley

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  • John Skeaping, 'Horse' exhibited 1934

    John Skeaping
    Horse exhibited 1934
    Mahogany and pynkado
    object: 1816 x 3886 x 673 mm
    Presented by the Zoological Society of London 1945 The estate of John Skeaping

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  • Raymond Duchamp-Villon, 'Large Horse' 1914, cast 1961

    Raymond Duchamp-Villon
    Large Horse 1914, cast 1961
    Bronze
    object: 1000 x 987 x 660 mm
    Purchased 1978

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  • Dame Elisabeth Frink, 'Horse Rolling Over' circa 1986

    Dame Elisabeth Frink
    Horse Rolling Over circa 1986
    Plaster
    object: 240 x 492 x 255 mm
    Presented by Lin Jammet, the artist's son 1998 Frink Estate

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  • Edgar Degas, 'Horse Clearing an Obstacle' circa 1887-8

    Edgar Degas
    Horse Clearing an Obstacle circa 1887-8
    Bronze
    object: 305 x 387 x 241 mm
    Presented by the Art Fund 1952

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  • Michel Larionov, 'Soldier on a Horse' circa 1911

    Michel Larionov
    Soldier on a Horse circa 1911
    Oil on canvas
    support: 870 x 991 mm frame: 1014 x 1131 x 65 mm
    Presented by Mme Alexandra Larionov, the artist's widow 1965 The estate of Michel Larionov

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  • Henry Fuseli, 'Titania and Bottom' circa 1790

    Henry Fuseli
    Titania and Bottom circa 1790
    Oil on canvas
    support: 2172 x 2756 mm frame: 3167 x 2600 x 155 mm
    Presented by Miss Julia Carrick Moore in accordance with the wishes of her sister 1887

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  • Philip James De Loutherbourg, 'The Vision of the White Horse' 1798

    Philip James De Loutherbourg
    The Vision of the White Horse 1798
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1222 x 991 mm frame: 1512 x 1292 x 142 mm
    Purchased 1969

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  • after John Flaxman, 'Encounter with the Centaurs' 1807

    after John Flaxman
    Encounter with the Centaurs 1807
    Etching on paper
    image: 132 x 192 mm
    Purchased as part of the Opp Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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  • Louis Anquetin, 'The Finish of the Horse Race' circa 1898-9

    Louis Anquetin
    The Finish of the Horse Race circa 1898-9
    Watercolour on board
    support: 260 x 530 mm
    Bequeathed by Frank Hindley Smith 1940

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  • Christopher Wood, 'Zebra and Parachute' 1930

    Christopher Wood
    Zebra and Parachute 1930
    Oil on canvas
    unconfirmed: 457 x 559 mm
    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2004

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  • George Stubbs, 'Horse in the Shade of a Wood' 1780

    George Stubbs
    Horse in the Shade of a Wood 1780
    Oil on wood
    support: 597 x 762 mm
    Purchased 1933

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