English Sporting Art

Permanent Installation

Considered one of the finest collections of British sporting art in America, the BMA’s Woodward Collection features 52 paintings of horses and racing scenes, as well as silver and gold racing trophies.

The highlight is a group of 11 portraits of 19th-century winners of Britain’s Doncaster St. Leger by John Herring, Sr., and Eclipse with Mr. Wildman and his Sons (c. 1769-71) by George Stubbs. Additionally, the Woodlawn Vase, designed by Tiffany and Company in 1860, is on view in this gallery except in May each year when it is presented to the winner of the annual Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, the second jewel in thoroughbred racing's prestigious Triple Crown.

Unknown Artist. The Match Race at York (detail). (n.d.). William Woodward Collection. The Baltimore Museum of Art, BMA 1956.253.

Unknown Artist. The Match Race at York (detail). (n.d.). William Woodward Collection. The Baltimore Museum of Art, BMA 1956.253.