Sporting Art in the Collection of Richard P. Mellon
Traditionally representing country pursuits and the leisure activities of the landed aristocracy, Sporting Art is a collecting category that continues to evolve and attract new collectors. Sporting Art in 18th and 19th century Britain documented the popular rural sports of the time, including fox hunting, game shooting and horseracing. Works were often commissioned by those who took part in the sport, or whose horse or country house were involved. Sporting Art continues as a popular collecting category for those living in the countryside, and for collectors with a focus on British works of art. Richard Mellon’s affinity for England, where he spent childhood summers, and his interest in the outdoors, made this collecting genre particularly relevant to his collection. Sporting Art highlights from the Collection of Richard P. Mellon include works by Henry Koehler, Gaston D’Illiers, Edgar Degas, and Anton Otto Fischer.
Time & Location
The Estate of Richard P. Mellon, Ligonier, Pennsylvania
March 25 at 11am ONLINE