Dog (A Foxhound Viewed from Behind)

George Stubbs British

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Stubbs was unusual among his contemporaries for both designing and etching this print himself. It is one of a series in which he experimentd with several methods at once. Here, most of the plate was executed in the relatively new technique of stipple engraving, with some mezzotint possibly added to produce the velvety darkness of the background. Against this shadowy setting the solid and carefully delineated form of the listening foxhound stands out in pronounced relief.

Dog (A Foxhound Viewed from Behind), George Stubbs (British, Liverpool 1724–1806 London), Roulette work with etching; first and only state

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