George StubbsLeopards at Play 1780

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Artist
George Stubbs (1724‑1806)
Title
Leopards at Play
Date 1780
MediumCopper plate
Dimensionsobject: 381 x 483 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1975
Reference
T01985
Not on display

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T01985 LEOPARDS AT PLAY 1780

Writing-engraving (in reverse): ‘TYGERS at PLAY’. at centre, ‘Painted and Engraved by George Stubbs.’ at left and ‘Published as the Act directs, 25 Feb. 1780, by Geo. Stubbs. London’. at bottom centre
Copper-plate, 15×19 (38.1×48.2)
Purchased from Miss Beryl Pomeroy (Gytha Trust) 1975
Coll: by descent from the artist to his mistress Mary Spencer and presumably in her sale, Phillips 30 April 1817 (no catalogue has been found but the sale was advertised in The Morning Post, 29 April 1817, as including ‘the original copperplates of this great master’);..… (read more)

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