A Sporting Vision

The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Beginning in around 1700 and spanning more than 200 years, the enduring appeal and beauty of English country life is reflected in more than 80 paintings, including a special section devoted to the incomparable work of famed horse and animal painter George Stubbs (1724-1806).  

Often featuring specific portraits of beloved horses, dogs, and their owners, A Sporting Vision provides an in-depth immersion in the country pursuits that the Pittsburgh-born Paul Mellon loved. A Sporting Vision also touches on larger themes related to Enlightenment era scientific inquiry, class structure, industrialization, and the development of roadways and transportation.

A Sporting Vision is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
Program Information

A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Dates: June 15, 2019 - September 8, 2019
Location: The Frick Art Museum
Admission:
Members- Free
Adult non-members $15
Senior/Student $13
Youth 6–16 $8
Youth 5 and under free.

Images:
George Stubbs (English, 1724–1806), Shark (or Sharke) with His Trainer Price, c. 1790s. Oil on canvas, 401/8"H x 501/8"W. Paul Mellon Collection, 99.94. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.
Sir Francis Grant, P.R.A. (English, 1803–1878), The Melton Hunt Going to Draw the Ram's Head Cover, Detail, 1839. Oil on canvas, 3515/16"H x 60"W. Paul Mellon Collection, 85-494.I. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond.

#Frickpgh on instagram

Right now at the Frick

Rumor has it that Santa stops by the Car and Carriage Museum each season to gaze at sleighs like this four-passenger bobsled manufactured by The Frenc
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness." — John Steinbeck⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#frickpgh #johnsteinbeck #pittsburgh #
Help your friends and family stay warm this winter with a gift of membership. The Café at the Frick offers a variety of teas to keep them toasty on a
Inspired by Botticelli's painting, Primavera, Isabelle de Borchgrave created a paper version of Flora, the goddess of Spring. Flora won't arrive in Pi
Join us at the Frick for some festive music! The Holiday Harmonies Strolling Trio performs traditional carols and holiday favorites on the Frick site
Join us for Cool Yule, our annual celebration of the season. Bring the family to the Frick on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 AM - 3:00 PM for family holiday

It's always free to visit The Frick Pittsburgh