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121

After George Stubbs

Mares and foals in a clearing

Reserves

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

After George Stubbs

After George Stubbs

Mares and foals in a clearing

Mares and foals in a clearing

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,300

USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

After George Stubbs

Mares and foals in a clearing


oil on artist's board

board: 12 ¾ by 17 ¾ in.; 32.4 by 45.1 cm.

framed: 16 ¼ by 21 ½ in.; 41.3 by 21.5 cm.

The artist board is planar and stable with a slight convex bow. A horizontal line of repair or inconsistency in the support is faintly visible along the top of the composition but is not distracting. The landscape image reads well beneath the varnish. Under UV inspection, the varnish is thick and milky, and impedes further inspection, though retouching may be present underneath. The painting can hang in its present state. Offered in a simply carved giltwood frame.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

This composition derives from Stubbs's painting Mares and Foals in a Craggy Landscape, now in an English private collection. The original was engraved in mezzotint by Benjamin Green in 1768, and the present lot is based on the engraving, though the background is a clearing in a forest rather than a mountain.1


1. See J. Egerton, George Stubbs, Painter. New Haven/London 2007, cat. no. 89; C. Lennox-Boyd, R. Dixon, and T. Clayton, George Stubbs, the Complete Engraved Works, London 1989, cat. no. 5.