Thursday, 24 May 2012

The Horse

Today The British Museum opened The Horse: from Arabia to Royal Ascot, which canters along until 30 September (CLICK). This is a Diamond Jubilee celebration focusing on two breeds: the Arabian and the Thoroughbred, selectively bred from Arabians. The exhibition covers 5,000 years of horsey history. Exhibits include horses in stone reliefs, gold and clay models, horse tack, trophies, rosettes and paintings by George Stubbs. The above painting of Flying Childers is by James Seymour (1702-1752). It's in Room 35 and free, perfect for kids' holidays. (CLICK for a slide show.)

2 Comments:

At 24/5/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great painting that shows the majesty of the beast.

 
At 24/5/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

True.

 

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