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Lion and Lioness

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Stubbs began his career as a portraitist and an anatomical illustrator, becoming widely renowned with the publication of The Anatomy of the Horse (1766). His aptitude for rendering the physical structure of animals is evident in the muscular haunches of this lioness. Natural phenomena were both...

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Inscription

Lower center: Geo Stubbs / pinxit. 1771

Provenance

Sir Reginald William Proctor-Beauchamp, 5th Bart. (b. 1853 - d. 1912), Langley Park, Norfolk; 1912, by inheritance to Sheila Ginevra Hilda Mary Beauchamp (Mrs. Hermon Barker-Hahlo) (d. 1953), The Cottage, Bergh Apton, Norwich, Norfolk; May 31, 1946, Beauchamp sale, Christie's, London, lot 60, to Agnew's, London. 1949, Durlacher Brothers, New York; 1949, sold by Durlacher Brothers to the MFA for $3400. (Accession Date: January 13, 1949)

Credit Line

M. Theresa B. Hopkins Fund

1771

Dimensions

102.9 x 127.6 cm (40 1/2 x 50 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.6

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

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Europe

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