George Stubbs

Untitled (Hound Chasing a Hare)

Untitled (Hound Chasing a Hare) by George Stubbs

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This delightful study demonstrates all the animation and keen observation of anatomy that was so particular to George Stubbs' oeuvre. While only a working sketch, it shows similarities in part to the lurcher depicted in Hound hunting a stag,1769 (private collection, United States), although here the demise of the animal is not inevitable - the hare may very well escape. Rather, it is a study of movement, the determined darting action of the hare suggesting it may avoid the lurcher's grasp.

Untitled (Hound Chasing a Hare)
Production date
oil on canvas
407 x 569 x 64 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of a private donor, 2001
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International Art
Display status
Not on display

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