Charleston Collects: British Sporting Art from the Penkhus Collection
The second show in the Charleston Collects series, Charleston Collects: British Sporting Art from the Penkhus Collection features artworks from the private collection of Charleston’s Dr. Stephen and Mrs. Martha Penkhus. The couple’s collecting journey began in 1986 when they purchased a portrait of the famed nineteenth-century English racing horse Cotherstone, by John Frederick Herring, Sr. (British, 1795–1865).The works provide glimpses into the English countryside, its occupants and their activities from 1800 to the present. The collection includes paintings by notable English painters including Frederick Herring, Sr., Harry Hall (British, 1814–1882), James Ward (British, 1769–1859), Sir Alfred Munnings (British, 1878–1959) and many more. The exhibition is on display February 8 – June 23, 2020.