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Key Information

Lot No.
515
Description
AFTER GEORGE STUBBS ARA (1724-1806)
Sweetbryer
colour stipple engraving with etching, first published by George and George Townly Stubbs, December 1794, with title in open letters and etched  inscription 'George Stubbs pinxt....Geo. Townly Stubbs sculpt. Engraver to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales../SWEETBRYER /London Pubd. by Messrs Stubbs, Turf Gallery, Conduit Street' 
laid down, with four margins, some rubbing along plate edges, repaired old tears in top right corner image edge, vertical repaired tear upper centre towards image edge
Pl. 15 1/2 x 19 3/4 in

Literature: Lennox Boyd, Dixon, Clayton. The Complete Engraved Works of George Stubbs ARA no 113

George Townly Stubbs advertised this print (c.1797) at 6s. plain or 12s. for proof or colour printed impressions

This print (as well as the three other examples in this auction) is from a series which were intended to illustrate a history of Horse-racing in England (post 1750). This 'Review of the Turf' was to have been compiled by George Stubbs and his son under the aegis of an anonymous patron.This ambitious venture failed at an early stage. In the event only two issues of descriptive text out of a proposed forty to forty-five were published and only fourteen horses were actually engraved
Sale Section
Paintings, Prints & Maps
Sale Price
£400