George Stubbs, painter : catalogue raisonné /
Judy Egerton.
New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2007.
655, [1] p. : ill. (some col.) maps, ports. (some col.)
0300125097 (hbk.), 9780300125092 (hbk.)
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New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2007.
0300125097 (hbk.)
9780300125092 (hbk.)
general note
Issued in slipcase.
Published for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 637-640) and index..
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-04-01:
This catalogue raisonne by Stubbs scholar Egerton is an incredible undertaking and a major contribution. Long thought of merely as a horse painter, Stubbs is now considered one of the greatest 18th-century British painters for his other works as well, including portraits, conversation pieces, and animals--exotic and otherwise, but particularly dogs. While he has been underestimated as a landscapist and portraitist, he is also known for his copper and earthenware enamels. Stubbs's work as a draftsman and printmaker are nearly as important as his work as a painter, e.g., the superlative drawings/prints of the Anatomy of the Horse. Following excellent chapters on Stubbs's life and career is the catalogue of 343 works, arranged more or less chronologically and usually illustrated in color with the title, date, medium, dimensions, and provenance starting with the original owner, the exhibition history, and literature. Nearly all the present owners are listed as "Private Collection." New material has emerged, including the fact that Whistle Jacket was not originally planned to have a rider, as had been thought previously. The Green Monkey (1797) is another species, and a replica of a 1774 version. The elegant White Poodle on a Punt is now dated about 1780. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers. T. J. McCormick emeritus, Wheaton College (MA)
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Main Description
George Stubbs (1724-1806), now recognized as one of the greatest and most original artists of the eighteenth century, stands out from other practitioners in the field of animal painting. His most frequent commissions were for paintings of horses, dogs, and wild animals, and his images invariably arrest attention and frequently strike a deeply poetic note. Stubbs did not emerge as a painter until he was in his mid-thirties, but then his genius flowered astonishingly. He steadily celebrates English sporting and country life and reveals himself--in his "incidental" portraits of jockeys and grooms, for example--as a perceptive observer of different levels of social behavior. Among his many experiments with technique were his chemical experiments with painting in enamels, first on copper and later on earthenware "tablets," manufactured for him in Wedgwood's potteries. This is the first full catalogue of Stubbs's paintings and drawings. Along with the full catalogue entries, the book offers a lengthy study of Stubbs's art and career.
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In preparation for many years, this is the first full catalogue of Stubb's paintings and drawings. The full catalogue entries are preceded by a lengthy study of Stubbs's art and career that sets his work in context.
Table of Contents
Birth: Liverpoolp. 9
Stubbs in Yorkp. 16
Rome: the lion & horsep. 25
Horkstow: The anatomy of the horsep. 31
Thoroughbred horses and noble patronsp. 36
Mares and foalsp. 45
'Animalium pictor'p. 49
The gentry, their dogs, and horses communingp. 55
Painting in enamel on copperp. 62
Stubbs and Josiah Wedgwoodp. 66
Stubbs at workp. 72
Debts, death and dispersalp. 90
Cataloguep. 101
Paintings by Stubbs reliably recorded but now untracedp. 634
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