- James Ward, English, 1769-1859
A Cossack Horse in a Landscape, 1820s
Graphite and oil paint on paper mounted on panel
Signed with monogram at lower right, J.WARD
Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, 2018.23
James Ward studied the work of Britain’s most celebrated horse painter, George Stubbs. But in contrast to Stubbs’s hyperrealism, Ward imbued his pictures with an atmospheric romanticism. Here, while carefully describing his subject’s dappled gray markings and the prominent bone structure of its head, he represented the tail and mane in loose brushstrokes and merely suggested the surrounding terrain in expressive dabs and swirls of oil pigment.
- “Treasures from the Berger Collection: British Paintings 1400-2000” — Denver Art Museum, 10/2/2014 – 9/9/2018