Laborers Loading a Brick Cart

George Stubbs, English, 1724 - 1806

Geography:
Made in Great Britain, Europe

Date:
1767

Medium:
Oil on canvas

Dimensions:
24 x 42 inches (61 x 106.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection

Object Location:

* Gallery 280, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:
M1928-1-40

Credit Line:
The John Howard McFadden Collection, 1928

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Label:
English aristocrat George Byng, fourth Viscount Torrington, was said to have commissioned a painting of this subject because the sight of working men reminded him of Dutch genre paintings. The laborers posed with a little cart drawn by Lord Torrington's favorite horse, the first he ever rode, who seems to be the real subject of the painting.


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