George Stubbs ARA 1724-1806
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George Stubbs ARA 1724-1806

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Stipple engraving by George Townley Stubbs, Engraver to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales published September 1st 1796 by Messrs. Stubbs, Turf Gallery, Conduit Street, Hanover Square.

Printed in black: 2nd state (of three). (Lennox-Boyd, Dixon and Clayton George Stubbs, the complete engraved works page 261 number 123 plate size 202 x 256 mm


A fine early impression of the second, finished, state with large untrimmed margins.


Provenance: from the large folio collection of Stubbs' prints assembled by his publisher Edward Orme


Note: G T Stubbs advertised this print at 6 shillings plain and 12 shillings for proofs. According to the Sporting Magazine (1794, III, p.211 et seq.) 100 proofs were issued.


“A little horse of great beauty, and for his size a capital runner; was afterwards a stallion in the stud of Earl Grosvenor. The landscape represents his lordship's stud farm-house at Oxcroft, near Newmarket, and the portrait is that of one of his assistant grooms. A very fine picture” (Sporting Magazine loc. cit. 212-3)


The original painting from which the print was taken is in the Halifax collection.