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Creator:
George Stubbs, 1724–1806, British
Title:
Horse Frightened by a Lion
Date:
between 1762 and 1768
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 27 3/4 x 41 inches (70.5 x 104.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.73
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animal art | anthropomorphism | cave | danger | fear | frightened | horse (animal) | landscape | lion | rocks (landforms) | scared
Access:
On view
Exhibition History:
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Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20)

Noble Exercise - The Sporting Ideal in Eighteenth-Century British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-07-14 - 1982-09-19)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of South Australia, 1998-09-16 - 1998-11-15)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Queensland Art Gallery, 1998-07-15 - 1998-09-06)

This Other Eden : British Paintings from the Paul Mellon Collection at Yale (Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1998-05-01 - 1998-07-05)

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)

All The Queen's Horses (National Heritage Center for Horseracing & Sporting Art, 2003-04-26 - 2003-08-23)

Stubbs & The Horse (National Gallery, London, 2005-06-29 - 2005-09-25)

Stubbs & The Horse (The Walters Art Museum, 2005-03-05 - 2005-05-20)

Stubbs & The Horse (Kimbell Art Museum, 2004-11-14 - 2005-02-06)

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

George Stubbs (Neue Pinakothek - Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, 2012-01-26 - 2012-05-06)

Hogarth, Reynolds, Turner: British Painting and the Rise of Modernity (Fondazione Roma Museo - Palazzo Sciarra, 2014-04-14 - 2014-07-20)

Publications:
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Malcolm Cormack, George Stubbs in the collection of Paul Mellon, a memorial exhibition , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1999, p. 45, no. 25, NJ18 St915 G54 1999 (YCBA) Copy 2 is on Mellopn Shelf

Stephen Deuchar, Noble exercise, the sporting ideal in eighteenth-century British art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1982, p. 47, no. 74, ND1388 G7 D48+ (YCBA)

Richard Dorment, Beauty of the Beast, George Stubbs' meticulous paintings of horses made him greatest artist-scientist since Leonardo , Calgary Herald, July 9, 2005, p. G8, available online (Orbis)

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, p. 74, no. 73, pl. 28b, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House, Connoisseur, v. 157, no. 634, December 1964, pp.216,217,218, fig. 8, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Another copy available in YCBA Vertical File Collection: v 2334

Kentucky Horse Park, All the queen's horses, the role of the horse in British history , Lexington, KY, 2003, p. 67, no. 1.2, SF284 G7A55 2003 + (YCBA)

Julia Marciari-Alexander, This other Eden, paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1998, pp. 122-3, no. 48, ND1314.3 Y36 1998 (YCBA)

Robert Michael Neuman, Baroque and Rococo art and architecture, Pearson, Boston, 2013, p. 401, , N6415.B3 N48 2013 (YCBA)

Onno Dag Oerlemans, The Meanest Thing that Feels, Anthropomorphizing Animals in Romanticism , Mosaic: a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, v. 27, no. 1, March, 1994, p, 1, fig. 1, Internet Resource

Herbert W Rott, George Stubbs, 1724-1806, science into art , Prestel, Munich ; New York, 2012, pp. 170-71, cat. no. 40, NJ18.St915 A1213 2012 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 74 (v. 1), no. 262, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Simon Schama, The Yale Centre for British Art, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 3923, May 20, 1977, p. 619, Film S748 (SML) Also avaiable online in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS)

Skira editore, Hogarth Reynolds Turner : British painting and the rise of modernity, Rome, 2014, pp. 225, 279, cat. no. 75, fig. 75, ND466 .H65 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

T. N., Memoirs of George Stubbs, Esq. the Celebrated Painter of Horses, The Sporting Magazine, vol. 32, July 1808, pp. 56-57, Sporting 2090 (YCBA Rare Books)

Basil Taylor, George Stubbs:, The Lion and Horse Theme , Burlington Magazine, Vol. 107, No.743, February 1965, pp. 81-87, app. no. 15, fig. 38, N1 B87+ (YCBA) Available online on JSTOR

Malcolm Warner, Stubbs & the Horse, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2004, pp. 100-01,107, 179-80, cat. no. 40, fig. 101, NJ18 St915 W37 (YCBA)

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, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 46 (v. 1), no. 174, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

Firing the Artist, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 3772, June 21, 1974, p. 669, Film S748 (SML) Also available Online in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5007
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