Talks

at home: Digital Docents | George Stubbs and Joseph Wright of Derby: The Horse Painter and the House Painter

Free admission

Explore the works of George Stubbs and Joseph Wright of Derby with a docent-led online tour.

at home: Artists in Conversation

The Center’s docents are now online! Join us for a series of tours exploring the museum’s collectionsarchitecture, and special exhibitions. Each presentation is thirty minutes, with time reserved for conversation and questions.

About this tour

Andrew McLaren, a docent at the Center, will lead an online tour focusing on the works of George Stubbs (1724–1806) and Joseph Wright of Derby (1734–1797). Featuring examples from the Center’s collection and other major museums’ holdings, McLaren will present the anatomical horse drawings for which Stubbs is renowned alongside dramatic domestic scenes by Wright. The history of the Grand Tour and the experiences that influenced these artists and shaped their unique approaches to painting will be discussed. 

Register

To join us for this program, please register here.

* This program was originally scheduled for August 26, 2021. The previous registration is no longer valid and you will need to reregister. 

Top image
Joseph Wright of Derby, Vesuvius from Posillipo,  ca. 1788, oil on panel, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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