Self Portrait of Stubbs by George Stubbs

Self Portrait of Stubbs painted on a Wedgewood plaque.

Details

Medium:
Enamel on jasper
Dimensions:
70 x 53 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £8,000)
Acquired in:
1967
Vendor:
Sotheby's

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.'

Provenance

Richard Thorold; Sir John Astley, 3rd Bt; Mrs Muriel S.Heely.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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