James Ward: Animal Painter
4 May – 28 October 2018
Discover one of the great animal painters of the 19th century in a rare exhibition of works drawn from major collections.
Bringing together works from Tate, the British Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum, this exhibition celebrates an artist from the golden age of animal painting, who was later appointed artist and engraver to the Prince of Wales.
It focuses on the chronological development of Ward’s work, his precise draughtsmanship and the emotional drama in his paintings, and also considers the impact of his election to the Royal Academy.
Highlights include Fight between a Lion and a Tiger (1797), View in Tabley Park (1813-18), and a selection of his renowned Lithographic Drawings of Celebrated Horses.