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Exhibition, Fri 4 May - Sun 28 Oct 2018, £6-£12

National Heritage Centre

National Heritage Centre

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01638 667314

01638 667314

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The National Horseracing Museum,
99 High Street,
Newmarket,
Suffolk,
CB8 8JH

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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. The chronological development of Ward’s works will be considered with an examination of the changes that occurred during this life with the progression from engraving to painting. In particular, the effect of Ward’s election to the Royal Academy of Art in 1811, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year and his appointment as painter and engraver to the Prince of Wales. The exhibition will also explore how particular animals informed his artistic approach, now recognised as Romantic.. Situated in the Packard Gallery, and included in general admission – this exhibition is not to be missed!

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Fri 4 May - Sun 28 Oct 2018 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Adults: £11.00 online
Children (5-18) £6.00 online

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Map reference: TL 644633  Lat: 52.24332 Long: 0.40651

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Newmarket station

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