Engraving of the celebrated horse Gimcrack (1760–1777)

Engraving of the celebrated horse Gimcrack (1760–1777)

Code: 10484


H: 42cm (16.5")W: 52.1cm (20.5")


The Horse "Gimcrack" (1760–1777)
Engraved by George Townley Stubbs (1756-1815)
after George Stubbs, A.R.A. (1724–1806)
Republished by Edward Orme
London, 1817
Linen backed, varnished
and mounted on stretcher

Measures: 42 cm x 52.1 cm

Private Collection UK

Lettered beneath the image with the title "Gimcrack" and the publication details "George Stubbs pinxt.", "George  Townly  Stubbs sculpt. Engraver to his R.H. the Prince of Wales"; "London Republished June 4th 1817 by Edwd. Orme, New Bond Street, corner of Brook Street."

A print which has been given a once typical Regency treatment whereby they were linen backed, varnished and stretched on a canvas stretcher to resemble oil paintings. Although prints were often presented in such a manner it is extremely rare to find those which have survived.