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Creator Unknown artist, seventeenth century
Formerly attributed to Jan Wyck, ca. 1645–1700, Dutch, active in Britain (from ca. 1664)
Title Frost Fair on the Thames, with Old London Bridge in the distance
Date ca. 1685
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 25 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (64.1 x 76.8 cm) Frame: 32 1/4 x 36 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches (81.9 x 92.7 x 7 cm)
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Lettering
Label on verso, upper left: "Painting in England, 1700-1850 | The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond 20 | Artist: Unidentified Artist | Title: 'Frost Fair on the Thames' | Medium: Oil on Canvas Cat. No. 1 | Insure for: Sales Price: | Lender: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon | Address: Upperville, Virginia | (Please fill in and attach securely to work before sending to museum)"; upper center: "L 278722 | [logo] | Allied Van Lines | 45 | Pat.No. 3,489,499"; upper right: "Printed [...] | Allied | 3 | Reg. No. | [...] 3 | Printed in US[...]"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1976.7.113
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1667694
Subject Terms audiences | bears | booths, exhibition | bridge (built work) | buildings | bulls (animals) | carriages | carts | churches | circle (plane figure) | cityscape | costume | dog (animal) | fair | flags | frost | frozen | genre subject | horses (animals) | ice | market (event) | men | monument | people | rings | river | selling | sleds | snow | spectators | stairs | stands | steeples | tents | tower (building division) | walking | winter
Place Represented England | Europe | Greater London | London | Thames | Tower of London | United Kingdom
Publications

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 37 (v.1), no. 1, pl. 227, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)


David Starkey, Royal river, power, pageantry and the Thames, Scala Books, London, England, 2012, pp. 60-61, no. 24, DA670 T2 R69 2012 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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