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Gimcrack, with John Pratt up, on Newmarket Heath: PD.7-1982

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Current Location: Gallery 5


Gimcrack, with John Pratt up, on Newmarket Heath


Painter: Stubbs, George




History note: William Wildman, for whom painted; his posthumous sale, Christie's, 19-20 January 1787, second day's sale, lot 71 ('The famous horse Gimcrack'), bt. Woodburn (?father of the dealer Samuel Woodburn) £17 6s. 6d.; Sir Walter Gilbey (by 1895); sold Christie's, 11 June 1915, lot 391, bt. Dean (? a York dealer: not a name known to present members of the London trade), £231; Sir William Pierrepont Wilson-Todd, Bt., of Halneby Hall, Croft, Yorkshire (who d. 13 February 1925, s.p., whereupon the baronetcy became extinct), presented by his widow to the Yorkshire Club, 12 May 1925; sold (when the Yorkhshire Club was virtually sold up) September 1957 to Agnew's, from whom bt. by Lady Adeane; her son James Adeane

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Bought with the Abbott, Fairhaven, Gow, Jones, Perceval, Webb and University Purchase Funds after a public appeal through the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum with subscriptions led by their Majesties the Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and contributions from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Victoria and Albert Museum Grant-in-Aid, the National Art-Collections Fund, the Pilgrim Trust and the British Sporting Art Trust, through Michael Tollemache, 1982

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1982) by Adeane, James


Production date: circa AD 1765

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of canvas
Frame Depth 9 cm Height 122 cm Width 147 cm
Canvas Height 100 cm Width 124 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Geo; Stubbs Pinxit
  • Location: Lower right
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Gimcrack
  • Location: Below the horse

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.7-1982
Primary reference Number: 3975
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 22 February 2024 Last processed: Thursday 22 February 2024

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

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