George StubbsLabourers published 1789

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Artist
George Stubbs (1724‑1806)
Title
Labourers
Date published 1789
MediumEngraving on paper
Dimensionsimage: 530 x 707 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Transferred from the British Museum 1983
Reference
T03779
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T03779 LABOURERS published 1789

Engraving, mixed method, image and plate 20 7/8 × 27 7/8 (530 × 707) on hand-made wove paper closely trimmed to plate-mark (lower right edge cut within image) Writing-engraving within image bottom centre ‘LABOURERS. | Painted, Engraved & Published by Geo. Stubbs, 1 Jany. 1789, No. 24, Somerset Street, Portman Sq. London.’; on the back, stamped twice by the British Museum (i) on accession, with no. 1865-1-14-905; (ii) on transfer, like T03778
Transferred by the Trustees of the British Museum 1983
Prov: ...; purchased by the British Museum from Mr Daniell (see T03778) 1865; transferred to the Tate as a duplicate 1983
Lit: Basil Taylor, The Prints of George Stubbs, 1969, no.15, repr. p.47 from another impression; Richard Godfrey, ‘George Stubbs as a Printmaker’, Print Collector's Newsetter, XIII, no.4, 1982, p.116; Judy Egerton, George Stubbs, 1984, p… (read more)

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