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Anvil.
Anvil.
George Stubbs pinx.t. Geo: Townley Stubbs sculp.t Engraver to His R.H. the Prince of Wales.
London. Published Dec.r 1 1794 by Mess.rs Stubbs, Turf Gallery, Conduit Street.
Stipple and etching, open-letter finished proof, printed in colours and hand finished. 405 x 500mm (16 x 19¾"). Framed. Some spotting. Unexamined out of frame.
Anvil, foaled in 1777 and described by 'A Review of the Turf' as 'ranked amongst the best stallions of the present day'. In 1793 Anvil was in Mr O'Kelly's stud at Edgware, at 10 guineas per mare.
Lennox-Boyd: 114, state I of III, ''100 proofs were issued''.
[Ref: 54816]   £1,850.00  
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[Unrecorded plate of Stubbs' Sweetbrier] Sweetbryer.
[Unrecorded plate of Stubbs' Sweetbrier] Sweetbryer.
G.Stubbs pinx.t. Geo.e Townley Stubbs sculp. Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales.
London publish'd [***] by Mess.rs Stubbs, Turf Gallery Conduit Street.
Stipple and etching, printed in colours and hand finished, title in open letters. Publication line excludes date. 400 x 500mm (15¾ x 19¾"), with large margins. Framed. Repairs in sky, publication date unprinted. Unexamined out of frame.
Sweetbriar, a black colt foaled in 1769, raced for Lord Grosvenor 1773-5, retiring to stud unbeaten. In the background is Grosvenor's stud farm at Oxcroft, Cambridgeshire. This image of this plate is identical to 'Sweetbrier' (Lennox-Boyd 112), other than detail in the clouds; however the plate is 1cm smaller, height and width, with an alternative spelling of the horse's name, as used in the smaller-format version.
[Ref: 54815]   £2,000.00  
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Sweetwilliam.
Sweetwilliam.
G. Stubbs pinx.t. Geo. Townley Stubbs Sculp. Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
London, Republished June 4., 1817, by Edw.d Orme, New Bond Street, Corner of Brook Street.
Stipple, printed in colour and hand finished. 405 x 505mm (16 x 20"). Small area of damage under horse's body. Unexamined out of frame.
A portrait of the racer Sweetwilliam, standing in a paddock facing left, with Sweet William flowering at his feet. Foaled about 1770, Sweetwilliam raced for Lord Bolingbroke until 1778, when he went to stud at Lord Grosvenor's Oxcroft estate.
Lennox-Boyd: 118, state III of III.
[Ref: 54814]   £1,850.00  
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