Art: Horses, Horses, Horses

Said Ben Marshall, famed 18th-Century English sporting artist: "I can sell a man a print of his horse for 50 guineas, but a print of his wife brings only 5." With this sage precept in mind, a group of Manhattan socialites set out to organize an exhibition for the benefit of civilian relief in France. Result: a sprightly show that opened on Manhattan's 57th Street last week—"The Horse in Art."

Members of the horsy set could nicker approbation of many a hunting and racing scene. But "The Horse in Art's" 1,000-odd items also went further afield, from archaic Greek vases to a...

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