George Stubbs A Foxhound published 1788

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George Stubbs 1724–1806
A Foxhound
Date Published 1788
Medium Engraving on paper
Dimensions Image: 92 x 115 mm
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1983
Not on display

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Stubbs issued twelve prints in May 1788, of which three were of single foxhounds, with another showing a pair of hounds on the scent. All the dogs had appeared earlier in Stubbs’s painting of The 3rd Duke of Richmond with the Charlton Hunt, about 1759.

The immediate models for this dog and that viewed from behind, shown above, were probably pencil drawings, perhaps studies made in connection with the oil. Despite the close links between the two foxhound subjects here, Stubbs adopted slightly different printmaking techniques for each.

September 2004

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