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Creator:
Peter Tillemans, 1684–1734, Flemish, active in Britain (from 1708)
Title:

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

Horse-racing at Newmarket; a Scene at the Start

Charles II and Nell Gwynn at Newmarket Heath

Date:
ca. 1725
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 34 1/4 × 49 1/2 inches (87 × 125.7 cm) and Frame: 38 × 52 3/4 × 2 1/8 inches (96.5 × 134 × 5.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.629
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
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
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1092
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