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Stubbs to Delacroix: Arabian and Thoroughbred horses in European art

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A horse affrighted by a lion , 1777 Etching © Courtesy of The British Museum
Stubbs to Delacroix: Arabian and Thoroughbred horses in European art
Curated by: Jennifer Alexander

Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
United Kingdom
September 29th, 2012 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://www.britishmuseum.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
holborn, covent garden
EMAIL:  
communications@britishmuseum.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Sat-Thu 10-5:30; Fri 10-8:30
COST:  
Sackler Rooms £20, Members/concessions £18, 75 places

DESCRIPTION

Explore the representation of Arabian and Thoroughbred horses, in England and France, in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Jennifer Alexander, Assistant Curator of Fine Art at York Art Gallery, discusses the role of pioneering artist George Stubbs, his amazing Anatomy of the Horse, and his creation of dazzling images of the famous Thoroughbred horses Whistlejacket, Gimcrack and others. Stephen Weber, Royal Collection, discusses the brilliant works by Stubbs in the Royal Collection.

Consideration of the development of painting and sculpting Arabian horses in Romantic British and French art includes the chance to view a selection of equestrian prints relating to Stubbs, Delacroix and others, on display for this session only, guided by Hilary Williams, British Museum.