Death of the Doe.
London Republished June 4, 1817 by Edwd. Orme, New Bond Street, corner of Brook Street.
Colour-printed mezzotint finished by hand. 400 x 505mm (15¾ x 20").
A rare mezzotint of the painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1801 with the title "A park scene at the Grove, near Watford Herts, the seat of the Earl of Clarenden" (which includes a portrait of the Earl's gamekeeper Thomas Freeman), originally published in 1804. In ‘The Complete Engraved Works of George Stubbs’ the authors write that the mezzotint is likely to have been a collaboration between George Stubbs (who in 1804 was 80 years old) and his son George Townley Stubbs, as the 1804 impression have the inscription 'G. Stubbs, No. 24 Somerset Str. Portman Square’, thus listing George Stubbs only as publisher.
[Ref: 20937] £7,500.00