by George Stubbs
enamel on Wedgwood plaque, 1781
27 1/2 in. x 20 7/8 in. (697 mm x 531 mm) oval
Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 1967
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Sitterback to top
- George Stubbs (1724-1806), Painter and anatomist. Sitter in 9 portraits, Artist associated with 6 portraits.
Artistback to top
- George Stubbs (1724-1806), Painter and anatomist. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
This portraitback to top
The fine neoclassical frame is of a type used by Stubbs for his large enamel paintings in the early 1780s; the design seems to have been originated by Wedgwood with the help of his partner Thomas Bentley and the framemaker Thomas Vials.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 450
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 597
- Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 96