An écorché face showing the state of the facial muscles during relaxation. Stipple engraving by H. Singleton (?) after G.T. Stubbs after G. Stubbs, 1815.
- Stubbs, George, 1724-1806.
- 1 August 1815
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The 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.
1 print : stipple engraving ; platemark 32.8 x 23.9 cm
Tranquility. H. Singleton del. C. Knight sculp.
Annabel Ledgard, Mr. Stubbs' views of the passions, The print collector's newsletter, vol. XVI, no. 1, March-April 1985
Wellcome Library no. 34455i
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