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John Dixon, after George Stubbs
A TIGRESS
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
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John Dixon, after George Stubbs
A TIGRESS
LOT SOLD. 3,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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John Dixon, after George Stubbs
CIRCA 1740 - 1811
A TIGRESS
published by J. Boydell, S. Hooper, T. Bradford, T. Burford and J. Dixon, London, on laid paper
mezzotint
sheet: 50 by 59.7cm., 19 3/4 by 23 1/2 in.
Executed in 1773.
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Catalogue Note

Stubbs was arguably the greatest painter of animals during the Enlightenment, highly regarded in his own lifetime and recognised as expert in depicting the anatomy of the beasts he painted. This rare mezzotint is after a famous work by the artist from the collection of the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim Palace. At the time of this mezzotints production it was highly prized and critically lauded. Dixons plate was destroyed in a fire which made impressions even more desirable to 18th century and subsequent collectors and later inspired imitators. The present work though is part of that small and important early group by Dixon.

A Private View: Property from the Country Home of Christopher Cone and Stanley J. Seeger

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London