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George Stubbs, 1724–1806

Bulls Fighting

Former Title(s):

Fighting Bulls [1787, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

Materials & Techniques:
beeswax and oil on panel
24 1/4 x 32 1/2 inches (61.6 x 82.6 cm)

Signed and dated, lower right: "geo : stubbs pinxit | 1786"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animal art | bulls (animals) | clouds | fighting | horns | lake | landscape | sky | trees
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition (Royal Academy of Arts, 2018-06-11 - 2018-08-19) [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]

Stubbs - An Exhibition in Honor of Paul Mellon (National Gallery of Art, 1985-04-11 - 1985-05-04) [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]

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, pp. 226, 249, 250-51, 254, pl. 31, NJ18.St915 B53 2005 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 218-219, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, George Stubbs in the collection of Paul Mellon : A memorial exhibition, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1999, p. 61, no. 38, NJ18 St915 G54 1999 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Stephen Deuchar, Sporting art in eighteenth-century England, a social and political history , Yale University Press, New Haven, 1988, p. 154, N8250 D48 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867 : A Catalogue : The Paul Mellon Collection, , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, pp. 94-95, no. 92, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Judy Egerton, George Stubbs, 1724-1806, [exhibition] Tate Gallery. , Tate Publishing, London, 1984, p. 171, no. 128, NJ18 St915 E43 (YCBA) + [YCBA]

Judy Egerton, George Stubbs, painter : catalogue raisonne, , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2007, pp. 496-7, no. 268, NJ18 St915 A12 +E44 2007 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Fighting Bulls, Connoisseur, vol. 158, February 1965, p. 128, N1 C75 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Fighting Bulls, Burlington Magazine, vol. 106,no. 740, November 1964, p. xiv, N1 B87 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 62, ND466 G67 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Nicholas H. J. Hall, Fearful symmetry : George Stubbs, painter of the English Enlightenment, , Hall & Knight Ltd., New York, 2000, pp. 146-9, pl. 33, NJ18 St915 F4 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Mark Hallett, The Great Spectacle: 250 years of the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, [London], p. 38, cat. 14, N5054 .H35 2018 (LC) Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Lucinda Hawksley, Fifty British Artists You Should Know, Prestel, Munich : New York, NY, 2011, p. 28, N6796 .H39 2011 (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Lawrence, A philosophical and practical treatise on horses and on the moral duties of man towards the brute creation., Symonds, London, UK, 1802, pp. 428-9 (v.2), Szlb 435 (LSF - MUDD) [ORBIS]

Venetia Morrison, The art of George Stubbs, Wellfleet Press, Seacaucus, N.J., 1989, pp. 150-2, NJ18 St915 M67 1989+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

National Exhibition of Works of Art, at Leeds, 1868, official catalogue , Edward Baines and Sons, Leeds, 1868, Fiche B1244 Fiche.N.4.2.368 (SML) [ORBIS]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Catalogue of Important Old Master Paintings : 2 December 1964, Sotheby's, London, December 2, 1964, p. 10, lot 16.94, Auction Catalogues (YCBA) [YCBA]

Walter Shaw Sparrow, A book of sporting painters, John Lane, London, UK & New York, NY, 1931, p. 86, 88, ND1385. S62 + [BRBL] [ORBIS]

Walter Shaw Sparrow, George Stubbs and Ben Marshall, v. 2, Cassell Scribner, London New York, 1929, pp. 28, 30, NJ18 St915 S73 1929 (YCBA) + [YCBA]

Stubbs, an exhibition in honor of Paul Mellon : National Gallery of Art, 4 May-2 June 1985. , National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1985, p. 8, no. 26, V 0413 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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