George Townly Stubbs after Sir George Stubbs.
23.5 x 19.5 inches
Etching and stipple engraving by George Townly Stubbs after the painting by his uncle, George Stubbs; published in London in 1817. This is the second state of the plate republished by Edward Orme in New Bond Street in London, 1817. The earliest painting of this version was commissioned by Lord Grosvenor and issued in 1775.
In this print, Gimcrack is shown in advancing age at the Oxford stud. The Sporting Magazine of January 1794 gives us a very helpful description of the horse:
''A horse of great beauty, and for his size a capital runner; was afterwards a stallion at the stud of Earl Grosvenor. The landscape represents his lordship's stud farmhouse at Oxford, near Newmarket, and the portrait is that of one of the assistant grooms''.