Stubbs’s horse

George Stubbs (1724-1806)
The anatomy of the horse
London: J. Purser, 1766

George Stubbs, painter and committed amateur anatomist, took the study of comparative anatomy to a new level with his illustrations of the skeleton and musculature of the horse. The full title of the work illustrated here refers to ‘a particular description of the bones, cartilages, muscles, fascias, ligaments, nerves, arteries, veins and glands’.


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