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Creator:
George Stubbs, 1724–1806, British
Title:
Labourers
Date:
1781
Medium:
Enamel on Wedgwood biscuit earthenware
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 27 1/2 x 36 inches (69.9 x 91.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated, lower right: "Geo: Stubbs pinxit 1781."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.222
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architecture | cart | costume | country house | dog (animal) | genre subject | horse (animal) | labourer | oval | rural | tree | wheel | worker
Associated Places:
Bedfordshire | England | Europe | United Kingdom
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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George Stubbs (1724-1806) Tate Gallery (Tate Britain, 1984-10-17 - 1985-01-06)

George Stubbs (1724-1806) Tate Gallery (Yale Center for British Art, 1985-02-13 - 1985-04-07)

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

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

The Paul Mellon Bequest : Treasures of a Lifetime (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-02-17 - 2001-04-29)

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11)

Publications:
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Henry Birch, Labourers : Print after George Stubbs, Country Life, 153, March 15, 1973, p. 724, S3 C68 (YCBA) oversize

Robin Blake, George Stubbs and the wide creation, animals, people and places in the life of George Stubbs, 1724-1806 , Chatto & Windus, London : Chatto & Windus, 2005, 2005, p. 168, pl. 24, NJ18.St915 B53 2005 (YCBA)

Frederick Boyle, Memoirs of Thomas Dodd, William Upcott, and George Stubbs : R.A., David Marples & Co., Ltd., Liverpool, 1879, pp. 29-30, CT776 B68 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, George Stubbs in the collection of Paul Mellon, a memorial exhibition , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1999, pp. 12, 54, 82, no. 64, NJ18 St915 G54 1999 (YCBA) Copy 2 is on Mellopn Shelf

Malcolm Cormack, Anatomy of a Painter, The Yale Literary Magazine, v. 148, New Haven, Connecticut, 1979, pp. 57-59, 63, V1889 (YCBA)

Richard Dorment, British painting in the Philadelphia Museum of Art : From the Seventeenth Through the Nineteenth Century, , Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1986, pp. 385-386, fig. 108-1, ND466 P47 1968 (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, George Stubbs, painter, catalogue raisonne , Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., London, 2007, pp. 69, 418, 448-449, no. 230, NJ18 St915 A12 E44 2007 + (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, George Stubbs, 1724-1806, [exhibition] Tate Gallery. , Tate Publishing, London, 1984, pp. 76-77, no. 48, NJ18 St915 E43 (YCBA) +

Judy Egerton, 'So Good with the Humbler Persons' : Stubbs as Portraitist, Burlington Magazine, vol. 149, October 2007, p. 674, N1 B87 (LC) + (YCBA)

Robert Fountain, William Wildman and George Stubbs, no. 44, The British Sporting Art Trust, Newmarket, Suffolk, 2004, p. 9, N8250 571 44 (YCBA)

Walter Gilbey, Life of George Stubbs, R.A., Vinton, London, 1898, p. 47, NJ18 St915 G55 (HAAS)

Joseph Mayer, Early Exhibitions of Art in Liverpool, With Some Notes for a Memoir of George Stubbs , Liverpool, 1876, pp. 120-121, N5056 L5 E27 (YCBA)

Richard Morphet, Encounters : New Art from Old, National Gallery Company, London, 2000, p. 327, fig. 2, N6490 +M6775 2000 Oversize (YCBA)

Venetia Morrison, The art of George Stubbs, Wellfleet Press, Seacaucus, N.J., 1989, pp. 130-131, 164, NJ18 St915 M67 1989+ (YCBA)

National Portrait Gallery, Wedgwood Portraits and the American Revolution, Washington, 1976, p. 24, NK4210 W4 N38 1976 (Oversized) (YCBA)

Constance-Anne Parker, Mr. Stubbs, the Horse Painter, J. A. Allen, London, 1971, p. 117, NJ18 St915 +P37 Oversize (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, At home to sporting art : the Brick House, Essays of Friends of British Sporting Art, no. 33, The British Sporting Art Trust, Summer 1997, p. 4, N8250 .B751 (YCBA)

Francis Russell, Lord Torrington and Stubbs, Burlington Magazine, 122, April 1980, p. 250 (footnote), N1 B87 (YCBA) oversize

Allen Stanley, British Painting from Hogarth to Alma-Tadema, Apollo, vol. 100, July 1974, pp. 34-39 (footnote), N1 A54 (YCBA) serials oversize

Bruce Tattersall, Stubbs & Wedgwood, unique alliance between artist and potter , Tate Publishing, [London] Paris :Distributed by Idea Books, 1974, pp. 11, 14, 23, 54-55, no. 11, NJ18 St915 T37 (YCBA)

Bruce Tattersall, A Sleeping Leopard by George Stubbs, Burlington Magazine, Vol. 118, No.885, December 1976, p. 843, N1 B87 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Basil Taylor, Farming as Stubbs Saw it, Country Life, 154, June 28, 1973, pp. 1858-1860, S3 C68 (YCBA) oversize

Basil Taylor, George Stubbs : 'The Lion and the Horse' Theme, Burlington Magazine, vol. 107, February 1965, p. 81, N1 B87 + (YCBA)

Basil Taylor, Josiah Wedgwood and George Stubbs, Proceedings of the Wedgwood Society, London, 1961, p. 223, Sporting 2223 (YCBA)

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 106, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA)

Malcolm Warner, Stubbs & the Horse, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2004, p. 62, fig. 63, NJ18 St915 W37 (YCBA)

Whitechapel Art Gallery, George Stubbs, 1724-1806., Catalogue of an exhibition of paintings, drawings and engravings held at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, from 27th February--7th April, 1957. , London, 1957, p. 21, NJ18 St915 T36 1957 (YCBA)

Christie's Sales Catalogue: June 23, 1978, Christie's, June 23, 1978, p. 107, lot 147, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)

Link:
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