A Tyger (A Recumbent Leopard by a Tree)

George Stubbs British

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Stubbs actually titled this print "A Tyger," the inclusive late-eighteenth century term for tigers, cheetahs, and leopards. After studying the animal in an English menagerie, he placed it in an expansive, light-saturated landscape. The artist etched the plate himself, using roulette work to evoke the distant haze and to draw evocative visual connections between the spotted patterns of fur, bark, rocks, and speckled overhanging leaves.

A Tyger (A Recumbent Leopard by a Tree), George Stubbs (British, Liverpool 1724–1806 London), Etching with roulette work; first and only state

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