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'SHOOTING' A RARE COMPLETE SET OF FOUR SPORTING PRINTS
AFTER GEORGE STUBBS (1724-1806), ENGRAVED BY WILLIAM WOOLLETT (1735-1785), PLATES I, II, III AND IV

A set of four copper plate engravings after George Stubbs depicting a day of shooting for two hunter's and their pointers.
Each engraving with an eight line verse beneath the image narrating the progress of the day.
Engravings with etching in good condition, framed in early 19th century French frames.
Published England 1770 by Thomas Bradford.
From a private European collection.

The landscape is thought to be based upon the forest around Creswell Crags, a limestone ravine on the edge of the Welbeck Estate in
Derbyshire, whose thickly wooded views peppered with aged oak trees were featured in many of Stubbs' paintings. Woollett and Stubbs were close friends and Woollett also engraved the Spanish Pointer, another of Stubbs' well known paintings.

HEIGHT: 61 cm (24")
WIDTH: 71 cm (28")

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