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Highlight: George Stubbs (1724-1806)
A Celebration

George Stubbs (1724-1806), Haymakers, 1785,
Oil on panel, 35 x 53 in. Tate, London.
Purchased with assistance from the Friends
of the Tate Gallery, The Art Fund, the Pilgrim Trust, and subscribers 1977.

The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street,
New York
Through May 27, 2007
For more information call 212.288.0700
or visit www.frick.org

Stubbs's work is represented in many American collections, but this exhibition draws on British- owned examples. With seventeen pictures on view, the show's intimate scale emphasizes his acute powers of observation and meticulous technique. A failure as an academic painter during his lifetime because he chose to depict animals and scenes of country life, subjects ranked below every other genre by the Royal Academy, his popularity among the landed nobility ensured that his horse paintings often commended higher prices than did Reynold's portraits. The Frick is the exclusive American venue for this show which opened at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, before moving to Tate Britain, London.

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