European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Laborers Loading a Brick CartMade in Great Britain, Europe
George Stubbs, English, 1724 - 1806
Oil on canvas
M1928-1-40The John Howard McFadden Collection, 1928
LabelEnglish 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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