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The Anatomy of the Horse. Including a Particular Description of the Bones, Cartilages, Muscles, Fascias, Ligaments, Nerves, Arteries, Veins, and Glands. In Eighteen Tables, All Done from Nature.

George Stubbs (English, 1724–1806), Printer John Purser (English, 18th century)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet V, 571; Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 57; Huth, F.H. Works on horses and equitation, 42


Overall: 46 x 59.5 x 2 cm (18 1/8 x 23 7/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 24 etchings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: J. Purser, for the Author, 1766) Large oblong folio; 26 leaves, plus 24 plates; contemporary gray-green paper boards [rebacked in brown morocco; dark tan cloth box]

Anatomical illustrations of horses

London: J. Purse, for the Author, 1766


Inscription on front pastedown "[H/W?] Willoughby.. 1796"; Raphael King Ltd., London, from whom purchased by MFA, January 8, 1953.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund