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Creator George Stubbs, 1724–1806, British
Title Bulls Fighting
Date 1786
Medium beeswax and oil on panel
Dimensions 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
Accession Number B1977.14.93
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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Subject Terms animal art | bulls (animals) | clouds | fighting | horns | lake | landscape | sky | trees

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

Malcolm Cormack, George Stubbs in the collection of Paul Mellon, a memorial exhibition, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1999, p. 61, no. 38, NJ18 St915 G54 1999 (YCBA) , Copy 2 is on Mellopn Shelf

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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