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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 122

    John Dixon (1740-1801), after George Stubbs

    A Tigress

    Price Realised  

    John Dixon (1740-1801), after George Stubbs
    A Tigress
    mezzotint on laid paper, fourth and final state, good impression with thread margins, published by J.Boydell, S.Hooper, T.Bradford, T.Burford and J.Dixon, London, 1773
    P. 19 x 23in. (48.3 x 58.5cm.)


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    This mezzotint is based on the life-sized painting in the collection of the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace, which may have been the one exhibited at the Society of Arts in April 1773. The plate, which was the most highly praised engraved work after Stubbs in its day, was destroyed by fire, so impressions of it are rare. In 1800 Robert Laurie made a replacement, an example of which can be seen in Lot 123

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    Literature

    George Stubbs, The Complete Engraved Works Lennox-Boyd, Dixon, Clayton 33