George Stubbs, Turf, with Jockey up, at Newmarket (ca. 1765), Oil on canvas, 38 × 49 in. (96.5 × 124.5 cm). Credit: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.

Gallery-goers interested in viewing the handful of paintings by George Stubbs (1724–1806) on loan from the Yale Center for British Art will have to engage in the museological equivalent of hunting and pecking. The eight canvases are snuggled almost imperceptibly within the Met’s collection of European painting and are surrounded by those of his countrymen, including Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Lawrence, Thomas Gainsborough, and, in a disappointingly sanguine mood, William Hogarth....

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