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

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

ca. 1725
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 34 1/4 × 49 1/2 inches (87 × 125.7 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

A Great Collection of British Pictures in Virginia, The Times (London), Issue No. 55689, May 1, 1963, p. 5, Available Online : Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfilm: Film An T482 (SML)

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)

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

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) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

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

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)

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)

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