A Horse Affrighted by a Lion

A work made of etching and engraving on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of etching and engraving on cream laid paper.

Date:

September 25, 1777

Artist:

George Stubbs
English, 1724-1806

About this artwork

George Stubbs specialized in painting horses, and he frequently invested his compositions with Romantic flair by including ravenous predators and dark and stormy vistas. As seen here, his prints offered appropriately stark contrasts for these imaginative subjects while maintaining a sense of the dramatic; yet his practice of animal portraiture was in fact based on close anatomical study. His oversize 1766 book Anatomy of the Horse included a series of crosssection prints of horses in various poses, showing every layer from a horse’s silky hide to its skeleton.

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Artist

George Stubbs

Title

A Horse Affrighted by a Lion

Origin

England

Date

1777

Medium

Etching and engraving on cream laid paper

Dimensions

341 × 459 mm (image); 365 × 477 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.760

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