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Peter Tillemans, 1684–1734
The Round Course at Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, Preparing for the King's Plate
Former Title(s):

View of the Round Course at Newmarket, with Racehorses Going to Start for the King's Plate [1978, Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings, catalogue]

Horse-racing at Newmarket; a Scene at the Start
ca. 1725
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
34 1/4 × 49 1/2 inches (87 × 125.7 cm), Frame: 38 × 52 3/4 × 2 1/8 inches (96.5 × 134 × 5.4 cm)

Signed, lower left, "P. Tillemans . F"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
carriage | children | equestrians | flags | jockeys | men | race (event) | racing | spectators | track | women
Associated Places:
Cambridgeshire | England | Europe | Newmarket | Suffolk | United Kingdom
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

The Noble Horse (II) (The Bunkamaura Museum of Art, 2000-09-02 - 2000-10-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Thoroughbred: Born to Run and Jump (Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, 1999-05-01 - 1999-08-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Red Letter Days - British Sporting Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Sweetbriar College Art Galleries, 1990-11-09 - 1991-02-10) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Summer Exhibition (National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 1988-07-14 - 1988-10-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Noble Exercise - The Sporting Ideal in Eighteenth-Century British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-07-14 - 1982-09-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

A Great Collection of British Pictures in Virginia, The Times (London), , May 1, 1963, p. 5, Times Digital Archive [ORBIS]

Robert Colls, This sporting life : sport and liberty in England, 1760-1960, Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K., 2020, p. 371, GV706.35 .C65 2020 (LC) YCBA [ORBIS]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 222-223, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Edward Croft-Murray, Decorative painting in England 1537-1837, 1,2, The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd, Gloucestershire, 1970, pp. 286, ND2728 C7 LC (Oversize) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Stephen Deuchar, Noble exercise : the sporting ideal in eighteenth-century British art, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1982, pp. 17, 44, no. 45, ND1388 G7 D48+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867 : A Catalogue : The Paul Mellon Collection, , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, pp. 31-32, no. 33, pl. 6b, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

English Animal and Sporting Pictures in the Mellon Collection, Apollo, vol. 77,ns#14, April 1963, p. 283, fig. 2, N1 A54 + (YCBA) Another Copy also available in Vertical File: V1168 [YCBA]

Roger Longrigg, The history of horse racing : Foreword by Paul Mellon, The Macmillan Company, London, 1972, pp. 53, SF335 A1 L65 1972 LC+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 : collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon : Exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, , 1,2, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 157 (v.1), no. 299, pl. 186, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 5 (v.1)..., No. 14, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Red letter days : British sporting art of the 18th and 19th centuries : Sweet Briar College, Anne Gary Pannell Center Gallery, November 10, 1990-February 11, 1991.", , Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, Va., 1990, pp. 14, 17, 30, no. 13, N8250 R44 1990 [ORBIS]

The Noble Horse, From Pegasus to Thoroughbred , Television Tokyo Channel 12, Ltd., 2000, pp. 86, 131, English Catalogue p.17, no. 72, pl. 72, N7668 H6 N6 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Stella A. Walker, Sporting art : England 1700-1900, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, 1972, no. 8, N8250 W35 (YCBA) + [YCBA]

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon : [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965, , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 50 (v.1), no. 189, pl. 65, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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