A Tigress

John Dixon, Irish, about 1740 - 1811, after George Stubbs, English, 1724 - 1806

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1773

Mezzotint on laid paper

Plate: 19 × 22 15/16 in. (48.2 × 58.2 cm)

Sheet: 19 3/16 × 23 1/8 in. (48.7 × 58.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund and proceeds from "One Night in November," 2008

2008.33

Publisher

John Dixon

Geography/Culture

Europe, Ireland

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Signed, in plate, lower left: J. Dixon fecit; inscribed , in plate, lower left corner: G. Stubbs pinxt; inscribed, in plate, center lower margin: A TIGRESS. / In the Possession of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, to whom this Plate is most humbly dedicated, by his Graces most dutiful & obedient Servt. [t superscript] John Dixon. / Published according to the Act of Parliament, 1 Feb. 1773, & sold by J. Boydell Cheapside, S. Hooper Ludgate hill, J. Bradford Fleet Street, J. Burford Bridge Street Westminster, & J. Dixon Kempe's Row, facing Ranelagh Walk, near the Whim of Chelsea.; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: [illegible]; inscribed, in graphite, lower right margin: 130; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, upper right: 33 [pi symbol]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse: P1624

Course History

WRIT 5, Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2014

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Mary Coffey, Winter 2014

ARTH 2, Introduction to the History of Art II, Joy Kenseth, Marlene Heck, Winter 2012

Exhibition History

The Artful Disposition of Shades: The Great Age of English Mezzotints, Owen Robertson Cheatham and Friends Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 19 through March 14, 2010.

Publication History

T.Barton Thurber, The Artful Disposition of Shades: The Great Age of English Mezzotints, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, Capital Offset Company Inc., 2010, cover ill., p. 17, fig. 15, checklist p. 19.

Provenance

Christopher Lennox-Boyd; Hill-Stone Fine Prints and Drawings, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2008.

Catalogue Raisonne

Lennox-Boyd, Dixon, and Clayton 33

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