|Method||Copper engraving with hand colouring|
|Artist||John Scott after George Stubbs|
|Published||Printed by Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, Paternoster Row, 1826.|
|Dimensions||Image 145 x 195 mm, Sheet 200 x 270 mm|
From John Scott's The Sportsman's Repository, or, a Correct Delineation of the Horse and Dog.
Inscription beneath title reads: To the Right Hon.ble Lord Francis Godolphin Osborne, this Plate is Respectfully Inscribed by the Proprietors.
John Scott (1774 - 1827) was an English engraver and father of John R. Scott, also an engraver. Specialising in animals, his work was published in the Sporting Magazine and similar publications. Born in Newcastle, he worked in London with his brother William as a dealer and prime agent for Alexander Sutherland. His career came to an end in 1821 after he suffered a stroke.
George Stubbs (1724-1806) was a painter and anatomist. A superb animal painter and a penetrating portraitist, Stubbs is best known for his Anatomy of a Horse, 1766, a series of magnificent engravings based on the dissections he carried out in a remote village in Lincolnshire. A friend of Josiah Wedgwood, Stubbs experimented with painting on alternative surfaces, including copper, porcelain and a Wedgwood plaque.
Condition: Sheet trimmed, not affecting image, some foxing and toning to sheet.