Self Portrait of Stubbs painted on a Wedgewood plaque.
Self Portrait of Stubbs by George Stubbs, 1781
© National Portrait Gallery
- Enamel on jasper
- 70 x 53 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,500 ( Total: £8,000)
- Acquired in:
Only self portrait save a preliminary drawing now at Yale. Moreover, only major portrait of the artist. Previously unknown, first exhibited 1951 as a portrait of Wedgwood but retitled by Basil Taylor. Signed and dated and inscribed as having been painted for his friend 'Richard Thorold of the Inner Temple London 1781.'
Richard Thorold; Sir John Astley, 3rd Bt; Mrs Muriel S.Heely.