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James
Ward

United Kingdom 
1769−1859
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In the beginning of his artistic career ward was a printmaker. Ward's style has changed in 1803,

when in the Studio of Benjamin West, he first saw the Rubens painting. In 1807 ward was

elected a corresponding member, and in 1811 a full member of the Cor. Academy of fine arts. In 1815-1822 ward works

on an allegorical depiction of the victory of Wellington at Waterloo .

In the beginning of his artistic career ward was an engraver; his first paintings are written in the spirit of sentimental rural painting of his relative, John. Of Moreland. Ward's style has changed in 1803, when the workshop of Benjamin West, he first saw the Rubens painting "Castle Walls" (London, NAT. Gal.), which inspired him to create the paintings "the Battle of bulls on the background of the castle of St. Donat" (1804, London, the London Alberta). Indeed, this painting amazes the viewer the purity and strength of strachatella, which are also his works of animalistic genre, inspired by the work of Stubbs and Potter ( "Love horses", 1828, London, Gal. Tate). In 1807 ward was elected clearcontents, and in 1811 a full member of the Cor. Academy of fine arts ( "Orgy", London, Royal Academy). In the same year he began work on a grandiose composition "Circus of Gordola in Yorkshire" (1811-1815, Gal. Tate; atodirectory, Mountains. Gal.; collection of Mellon; London, air Gal. Tate), in which he tried to Express the power and greatness through enhanced effects. In 1815-1822 ward is working on an allegorical depiction of the victory of Wellington at Waterloo (sketch - London, Cor. hospital Chelsea); for this picture he received the award of the British Institute. Ward admired Blake, and Irving; the frenetic power of his manners, appreciated by géricault during a trip to England (1821) and obviously influenced Delacroix ( "the Lioness and Heron", 1816, Puerto Rico, the Ponce Museum), expressed the passion of the artist primitivism and confidence in the imperfection of his era. In the last period of his life, ward continued to create paintings of animals, mainly horses, and wrote historical paintings, still little known. His works are represented in the first place, in Gal. The Tate in London "Regent Park" (1807), "Castle Harlech" (1808), "Landscape with cattle" (1820-1822), "Spaniel, vspyhnuvshee duck" (1821), "Black horse" (1824), "a Horse frightened by wolves" (1842). His drawings have been preserved in Birmingham City Museum, and also Gal. Tate, the British Museum, Cor. Academy, meeting Witt.

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