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Joseph Smyth Esq, Lieutenant of Whittlebury Forest, Northamptonshire, on a dapple grey horse: PD.95-1992

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Titles

Joseph Smyth Esq, Lieutenant of Whittlebury Forest, Northamptonshire, on a dapple grey horse

Maker(s)

Stubbs, George (Painter)

Notes

History note: Presumably commissioned by the sitter (or possibly by the 3rd Duke of Grafton on behalf of the sitter); reputedly later in the Selby-Lowndes collection, purchased c. 1938 by a Belgian private collector, by whom sold as 'The Propery of a Nobleman', Sotheby's 9 July 1980 (129, repr.), bt. Leggatt for Dr D.M. McDonald

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1992) by McDonald, D.M., Dr

Dating

Circa 1762 CE - 1764 CE

School or Style

British

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas Frame Depth 8.5 cm Height 82.4 cm Width 95.2 cm
Canvas Height 64.2 cm Width 76.8 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in a contemporary hand

  • Text: Joseph Smyth Esq, Lieutenant of WHittlebury Forest Obt [sic] 1710 Aet sue 88 / by Stubbs
  • Location: Verso, along lower edge of back of frame
  • Method of creation: Ink

Inscription present: in a later hand, on an old label

  • Text: Mr Joseph Smith / Verderer of Whittlebu [ry] / Forest
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: MS
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.95-1992
Primary reference Number: 3973
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 10 January 2022 Last processed: Monday 10 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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