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Creator:
Stubbs, George, 1724-1806.
Title(s):

Proposals for publishing, a comparative anatomical exposition of the structure of the human body, with that of a tyger and a common fowl : in thirty tables, two copper-plates to each table, 20 inches by 15 : forming six numbers, ten plates to each number / the whole executed by George Stubbs, author of "The anatomy of the horse."

Additional Title(s):

Comparative anatomical exposition of the structure of the human body, with that of a tyger and a common fowl

Published/Created:
[London] : [George Stubbs], [1802]
[London] : Printed by W. and C. Spilsbury, Snowhill
Physical Description:
1 sheet ([2] pages) ; 29 x 18 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
QL805.S78 C66 1802+ Oversize
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Related Content:
View catalog record for Stubbs's original manuscript for the Comparative anatomical exposition (Yale Center for British Art, Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts)
View catalog records for Stubbs's drawings for the Comparative anatomical exposition (Yale Center for British Art, Department of Prints and Drawings)
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Subscription proposal for: Stubbs, George. Comparative anatomical exposition of the structure of the human body, with that of a tiger and common fowl -- London : Printed for the author, by W. and C. Spilsbury, Snowhill ; and sold by J. White, Fleet-Street, and Longman and Rees, Paternoster-Row, [1803?-1806?].
With an explanation of the work ("The author's advertisement") on the reverse.
The work proposed here was probably issued from 1802 or 1803 to 1806 or 1807. Advertised as "In the press, and will be ready in two months" in The British critic, vol. 20 (Aug. 1802), p. 224. Three numbers were published at the time of Stubbs's death, according to his obituary in The gentleman's magazine, v. 76 (Oct. 1806), p. 979. "William Upton recorded that the first number had been completed just before he visited Stubbs in late August 1803"--Lennox-Boyd, p. 313. "The evidence of the watermarks suggests approximate publication dates for the three numbers of text of 1802, 1804 and 1807 respectively"--Lennox-Boyd, p. 316.
"Subscribers names taken in at Mr. Stubbs's, Somerset-Street, Portman-Square, and at Mr. White's, bookseller, Fleet Street."--Recto.
"No list of subscribers survives. The Royal Academy subscribed for copies, receiving the first two numbers in January and February 1804. The third and last number appeared in 1806."--Egerton, J. George Stubbs, p. 567.
"At Mr. Stubbs's may also be had the following prints: The farmer's wife and Raven, with its companion The labourers ...; The haymakers and Reapers ...; A horse affrighted by a lion, with its companion Tygers at play ...; A lion devouring a horse--a horse affrighted at a lion--two tygers--a lion--and a tyger ...; A lion, a tyger and two dogs ...; three prints of single dogs ...; and his book of The anatomy of a horse ..."--Foot of the recto, with dimensions and prices for each print.
Original drawings by Stubbs for the Comparative anatomical exposition are in the collection of the Yale Center for British Art (Department of Prints and Drawings, B1980.1.1-126); see link provided herewith.
Stubbs's original manuscript for the Comparative anatomical exposition is in the collection of the Yale Center for British Art (Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts, QL805.S78 C66 1798+); see link provided herewith.
Lennox-Boyd, C. George Stubbs: the complete engraved works, pages 313-314.
Egerton, J. George Stubbs, painter, pages 566-567
George Stubbs, 1724-1806 : Tate Gallery (1984), pages 183-184
BAC: British Art Center copy from the collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd (reproduced in his George Stubbs: the complete engraved works).
Subject Terms:
Anatomy, Artistic.
Anatomy, Comparative.
Book industries and trade -- Great Britain.
Chickens -- Anatomy.
Chickens in art.
Lennox-Boyd, Christopher -- Provenance.
Prints -- Great Britain.
Stubbs, George, 1724-1806. Comparative anatomical exposition of the structure of the human body, with that of a tiger and common fowl.
Tiger -- Anatomy.
Tiger in art.
Form/Genre:
Prospectuses.
Publishers' advertisements.
Contributors:
White, John, active 1785-1816.
W. and C. Spilsbury (Firm), printer.
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