An écorché face weeping, showing the muscles involved. Stipple engraving by H. Singleton (?) after G.T. Stubbs after G. Stubbs, 1815.

  • Stubbs, George, 1724-1806.
1 August 1815
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Stubbs' series is largely ordered according to Charles Le Brun's classification of the passions


London (Temple of Fancy, 34 Rathbone Place) : S. & J. Fuller, 1 August 1815.

Physical description

1 print : stipple engraving ; platemark 32.7 x 23.8 cm


Weeping. H. Singleton del. C. Knight sculp.

References note

Annabel Ledgard, Mr. Stubbs' views of the passions, The print collector's newsletter, vol. XVI, no. 1, March-April 1985

Exhibitions note

Exhibited in “George Stubbs: 'all done from Nature'”, MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, 12 October 2019 - 26 January 2020


Wellcome Collection 34457i

Creator/production credits

The Wellcome Library holds five prints in this series (see frame nos. 9676-9680). 'Laughter' appears twice, once in its first imprint, then its 1815 imprint, with the names of George and George Townley Stubbs removed. The series ran to 24 prints, all published in 1800, but with H. Singleton and W.F. Wells as inventors for the prints succeeding the first set of four. Their 1815 republication named C. Knight as engraver and Singleton as designer for the whole set; Knight, however, was the printer



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