British Sporting Paintings. The Paul Mellon Collection in The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

By: Egerton, Judy

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Brilliant copy in grey cloth boards with gilt titles and wheat sheaves on frt board. Tips and spine ends sharp. Unclipped dj in new mylar shows negligible color loss from storage. 87 pg text as new with errata slip as published and additional ephemera: author's 1 page obituary from local equine periodical laid in. Landscape format coffee table book 11 1/4" long x 8 3/4" tall. 43 color plates followed by 120 monochrome plates. A stunning book to commemorate the installation of the Paul Mellon collection of British Sporting Paintings, ca. 1700-1850, in the new west wing of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which opened December 1985. The book presents introductions and entries for 58 paintings representing scenes of fox-hunting, horse racing, shooting, angling as well as portraits of the distinguished sportsmen and champion animals of the day, and offers an appreciative view of country life in sporting centers such as Newmarket, Doncaster and Melton Mowbray. Thirty artists, among them, John Wootton, James Seymour, George Stubbs, George Morland, James Ward, Ben Marshall, R.B. Davis, Henry Alken and Francis Grant evoke the gentility and ceremony of hunts and races set within the scenic British countryside. Many of these paintings were associated with the Royal Academy; some were the favorite sporting artists of Kings George III, George IV, William IV, and Queen Victoria. The lives and work of these British sporting artists represented in this collection are recounted with attentive detail by author, Judy Egerton, who holds the position of Assistant Keeper of the British Collection at the Tate Gallery, London.

Title: British Sporting Paintings. The Paul Mellon Collection in The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Author Name: Egerton, Judy

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: ART,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: VA, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: 1985

ISBN Number: 0917046242

ISBN Number 13: 9780917046247

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 37361

Keywords: BRITISH PAINTING CATALOGS, MODERN 17TH, 18TH, 19TH CENTURIES, FIELD SPORTS, FOXHUNTING, FOX HUNTING, SHOOTING, PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, FINE ART, HUNTING DOGS, HOUNDS, COUNTRY FARM ANIMALS, RACE HORSES, TATE GALLERY, NEWMARKET, DONCASTER, MELTON MOWBRAY,