A Tigress

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



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: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund and proceeds from "One Night in November," 2008



John Dixon


Place Made: Ireland, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


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

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

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

WRIT 5, Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2014

ARTH 41.03, European Art 1750 - 1850, Allan Doyle, Summer 2019

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.


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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