Benjamin Marshall was an English sporting and animal painter who worked in London and Newmarket. He was a follower of George Stubbs and studied under Lemuel Abbott for a short period of time. After 1792, he began painting animals, settling at Newmarket in 1812 near the racetrack. He occasionally exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1800 and 1819 and contributed to the ‘Sporting Magazine’. He returned to London in 1825.