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John Dixon, ca. 1740–1811
after George Stubbs, 1724–1806
A Tigress
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 19 × 23 inches (48.3 × 58.4 cm), Image: 18 1/2 × 23 inches (47 × 58.4 cm)

Lettered lower left: "G. Stubbs pinxt. J. Dixon fecit"; lower right: "J. Dixon fecit."; lower center: "A TIGRESS. | In the Pofsession of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, to whom this Plate is most humbly dedicated by his Graces most dutiful & obedient Servt. John Dixon. | Publish'd according to Act of Parliament, 1st. Feby, 1773, & sold by J. Boydell Cheapside S. Hooper Ludgate Hill, T. Bradford Fleet Street, T. Burford Bridge Street Westminster, & J. Dixon Kempe's Row, facing Ranelagh Walk, near the Whim, Chelsea."

Inscribed on back in graphite upper center: "D D"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | forest | plants | rocks (landforms) | tiger | tigers | tigress
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IIIF Manifest:

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

George Stubbs in the Collection of Paul Mellon: a Memorial Exhibition (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2000-02-14 - 2000-05-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

George Stubbs in the Collection of Paul Mellon: a Memorial Exhibition (Yale Center for British Art, 1999-04-30 - 1999-09-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Noble Exercise - The Sporting Ideal in Eighteenth-Century British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-07-14 - 1982-09-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

A Zebra, a tigress and a cheetah : new light on Geirge Stubbs's exotic animal subjects, British Art Journal, Vol. 15, Autumn 2014, p. 101, pl. 2, N6761 B74 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Stephen Deuchar, Noble exercise : the sporting ideal in eighteenth-century British art, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1982, p. 47, no. 78, ND1388 G7 D48+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

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