Media Alert: George Stubbs (1724-1806): A Celebration, February 14, 2007, through May 27, 2007
George Stubbs (1724–1806): A Celebration, an exhibition of nearly twenty paintings by the celebrated artist, comes in early 2007 to The Frick Collection, its only North American venue. The exhibition marks the bicentenary of Stubbs’s death by presenting some of his greatest contributions to the tradition of British eighteenth-century painting, all notable for their originality and beauty. Furthermore, while Stubbs’s work is represented in many American collections, the exhibition at the Frick exclusively draws upon British-owned examples, some of which have never been shown in New York and have not crossed the Atlantic Ocean in over twenty years, presenting an important viewing opportunity. The tour of the present exhibition began in the spring of 2006 in the artist’s native Liverpool at the Walker Gallery, and traveled this fall and winter to Tate Britain, London (the city where Stubbs enjoyed his mature success as a painter), concluding at the Frick.