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Taming the Shrew (The Pretty Horsebreaker)

Artist:
After Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (British, London 1802–1873 London)
Engraver:
James Stephenson (British, Manchester 1808–1886 London)
Publisher:
Henry Graves & Company (London)
Date:
1863
Medium:
Mixed method engraving with mezzotint; proof before letters
Dimensions:
Chine: 24 13/16 × 36 1/2 in. (63 × 92.7 cm) Sheet: 25 1/4 × 37 1/4 in. (64.1 × 94.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1949
Accession Number:
49.40.237
Not on view
A young woman leaning against a horse lying in hay a barn. Annie Gilbert, a horsewoman and leader of the London demimonde posed for the figure. Based on a painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1861.
Vendor: John Britnell & Son
Graves 412
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