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George Stubbs, 1724–1806

A Foxhound on the Scent

Graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 3 5/8 × 4 inches (9.2 × 10.2 cm), Frame: 9 5/8 × 10 1/8 × 1 inches (24.4 × 25.7 × 2.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | dog (animal)
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IIIF Manifest:

Paul Mellon’s lifelong appreciation of the work of George Stubbs helped revive the artist’s reputation after long neglect and led Mr. Mellon to build the finest collection of Stubbs’s work anywhere in the world. This study of a foxhound is an extremely rare survival since most of Stubbs’s drawings vanished in the nineteenth century, sometime after his studio effects were sold by his widow. Captured in graphite with subtle control of tone, Stubbs’s foxhound relates to a soft-ground etching of the same subject that he worked on in 1788.

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

A Decade of Gifts and Acquisitions (Yale Center for British Art, 2017-06-01 - 2017-08-13) [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]

George Stubbs (1724-1806) Tate Gallery (Yale Center for British Art, 1985-02-13 - 1985-04-07) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

George Stubbs (1724-1806) Tate Gallery (Tate Britain, 1984-10-17 - 1985-01-06) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Judy Egerton, George Stubbs, 1724-1806, [exhibition] Tate Gallery. , Tate Publishing, London, 1984, p. 223, no. 170, NJ18 St915 E43 (YCBA) + [YCBA]

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