This catalog commemorates the installation of the Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting paintings ca 1700-1850 into the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. This book presents scenes of fox hunting, horse racing, angling, shooting as well as portraits of distinguished sportsman and champion horses. Some of the thirty artist represented include John Wooten, James Seymour, George Stubbs, Henry Aikens, Ben Marshall, James Ward, George Mortland and more. The lives and work of these artist aer covered and the paintings are illustrated by fifty-eight color plates.
Soft cover in very good condition, 87 pages, copyright 1985