From the Historical Society of Harford County:
Beginning October 3rd an exhibition of the works the late Vaughn Flannery, one of America’s most accomplished equestrian artists, will be held at the gallery of the historic Liriodendron mansion.
A resident of Harford County for the bulk of his career, Flannery lived at Darlington’s Cockade Farm. Noted for his images of Man O’ War among other famous thoroughbreds, Flannery was also know for his portrayals of the behind the scenes life of racing.
The exhibit will feature the collection of respected Maryland interior designer, Stiles T. Colwill, a long-time collector of Flannery’s work. Among the paintings to be shown will be those of Dallas Leith and the Elkridge-Harford hounds, the old clubhouse at Pimlico and many others. Many of the images will be on loan from other private collections in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia and Tennessee including Snow Goose at the Stakes Bell from the Virginia gallery of sporting art specialist Turner Reuter.
The show will officially open on October 3rd and will run Sundays through December 5th. As many of Flannery’s work were destroyed in the 1966 Pimlico Clubhouse fire this is a rare opportunity to see the works of a local master of equestrian art.
For information on either event contact Maryanna Skowronski at 410-838-7691 or DirectorHSHC@verizon.net. The show is open to the public and admission is free.