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: Open letter Proof: 1st state of three. (Lennox-Boyd, Dixon and Clayton George Stubbs, the complete engraved works page 261 number 121) plate size 202 x 252 mm


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.


Marske: The sire of the celebrated Eclipse; on account of whose singular performances, he covered mares at fifty guineas; a few seasons at 100 guineas; and one at 200 guineas each. He was the property of the Lord Abingdon. Marske is in Mr Stubbs's usual style; and the background is beautifully picturesque” (Sporting Magazine loc. Cit. 212).


The original painting from which the print was taken was in the Michael Foljambe collection at Osberton Hall, and is now in an American private collection.


An exceptional proof impression with large untrimmed margins.