London, Republished June 4.th. 1817, by Edw.d. Orme, Bond Street.
Hand-coloured stipple. J. Whatman 1816 watermark; Plate: 250 x 205mm, (9¾ x 8"), with wide margins. Slight mount stain.
Volunteer, a chestnut son of Eclipse out of a mare by Tartar, was foaled in 1780 and bred by Dennis O'Kelly who originally called him Comet but changed his name to Volunteer in 1785. In 1793 Volunteer was covering mares at the O'Kelly stud at Canons for 10 guineas. After printmaker and painter George Stubbs (1724 - 1806). Stubbs was a painter of portraits, animal pictures, heroic animal histories and poetical scenes of rural life. In 1758, he began his dissections of horses, which led to his most famous engraved work 'The Anatomy of the Horse' in 1766. ARA 1780, see item ref: 5777.
Lennox-Boyd 117, III of III.
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