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.
Major exhibition program support is provided by the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
Additional support is provided by the Allegheny Foundation.