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James Ward: Animal Painter

IMAGE James Ward (1769 - 1859), Fight between a Lion and a Tiger (C) The Fitzwilliam Museum 


Our newest temporary exhibition, James Ward: Animal Painter is now open and will be available to view in The Packard Galleries at Palace House until the 28th October 2018.

Brought together for a rare viewing, are paintings including the artist’s arresting Fight between a Lion and a Tiger(1797) on loan from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and View in Tabley Park (1813-18), on loan from Tate. Additional works on display will include a series of delicately rendered drawings demonstrating Ward’s precise draughtsmanship, on loan from the British Museum and a selection of the renowned Lithographic Drawings of Celebrated Horses.

James Ward (1769-1859) produced hundreds of animal depictions in the Golden Age of animal painting, between Stubbs and Landseer. The exhibition will explore special characteristics of Ward’s works, including his focus on the emotional drama of his subject and the development of his works in cohesion with the changes in his life. 

The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see some of Ward's most impressive masterpieces together in one place and really is one not to be missed. 

James Ward: Animal Painter 

Exhibition: 4th May - 28th October 

Entry Price: Included within the ticket price for the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House, Newmarket. 

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