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Title:

Joseph Smyth Esq, Lieutenant of Whittlebury Forest, Northamptonshire, on a dapple grey horse

Maker:

Stubbs, George; painter; British artist, 1724-1806

Category:

painting

Name:

painting

Date:

circa 1762 1764

School/Style:

British

Technique:

painting (image-making)

Material(s):

oil paint; medium
canvas; support

Technique
Description:

oil on canvas

Dimension(s):

height, canvas, 64.2, cm
width, canvas, 76.8, cm
height, frame, 82.4, cm
width, frame, 95.2, cm
depth, frame, 8.5, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1992; McDonald, D.M., Dr

Provenance:

Presumably commissioned by the sitter (or possibly by the 3rd Duke of Grafton on behalf of the sitter); reputedly later in the Selby-Lowndes collection, purchased c. 1938 by a Belgian private collector, by whom sold as 'The Propery of a Nobleman', Sotheby's 9 July 1980 (129, repr.), bt. Leggatt for Dr D.M. McDonald

Inscription(s):

; verso, along lower edge of back of frame; ink; Joseph Smyth Esq, Lieutenant of WHittlebury Forest Obt [sic] 1710 Aet sue 88 / by Stubbs; in a contemporary hand
label; verso; MS; Mr Joseph Smith / Verderer of Whittlebu [ry] / Forest; in a later hand, on an old label

Exhibition(s):

(Tate Gallery, 1980-90). 1980 - 1990
Venue: Tate Gallery, London?

George Stubbs 1724-1806. 1984 - 1985
Venue: Tate Gallery, London?
Notes: Reproduced (colour) p.58
Catalogue number: 32

Subbs and the horse. 2005-06-29 - 2005-09-25
Venue: National Gallery, London, London?
Notes: Reproduced (colour) fig.51

Documentation:

Egerton, Judy. 1984/5. George Stubbs 1724-1806.p. 58
no. 32

Accession:

Object Number: PD.95-1992
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 3973; input: 2000-04-13; modified: 2012-07-06)

(Picture Cabinet reference : 703789)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/3973





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