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Labourers and Gamekeepers

Pair of engravings by Robert Laurie and Richard Earlom after George Stubbs (the landscape by Amos Green)
Published by Benjamin Beale Evans “in the Poultry, London” 2 January 1790
Mezzotint engraving: Finished Proof - state II of IV
Image size 15.3 x 25.6 inches (39 x 65.1 cm cm.) Plate size 17.5 x 25.6 inches (44.3 x 50.5 cm) including the inscriptions
The prints bear the coat-of-arms of Henry Ulrick Reay, to whom they are dedicated “by his much obliged Hble Sert. (sic) G Townly Stubbs”

Provenance: Purchased from Arthur Ackermann and Son, Old Bond Street, London by the present owner c.1983

Literature: Christopher Lennox-Boyd et al.: George Stubbs: the Complete Engraved Works (1989) p.212/3, numbers 87 and 88

The original oil paintings from which the engraving of Labourers was taken is in the collection of Jthe Philadelphia Museum of Art (USA) and that of Gamekeepers in ta Private Collection Both paintings were commissioned in 17867by Lord Torrington, from whom they were purchased by William Wildman



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