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John Closterman, 1660–1711, German, active in Britain (from 1680)

John Poulett, first Earl Poulett

Former Title(s):

John Poulett, 1st Earl Poulett [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

John, 1st Earl Poulett, of Hinton St. George, Somerset

John, 1st Earl Poulett, as a boy

ca. 1680
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 76 1/2 x 52 inches (194.3 x 132.1 cm)

Inscribed in ocher-color paint, lower right: "JOHN FIRST EARL POULETT."; Label on verso, upper center: "J.B. Closterman | (1660 - 1713) | John, 1st Earl Poulett | (handwritten) 6510"; upper center: "Pitt & Scott Ltd | London | (handwritten) Mellon | 64"; center: "Thos. Agnew & Sons Ltd | [logo] | No. 32654 | London | 43 Old Bond Street | Piccadilly W"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boy | brocade | buttons (fasteners) | column (architectural element) | costume | dog (animal) | earl | embroidery | hunter | hunting | landscape | portrait | rifle | sash | stockings | sunrise | sunset | waistcoat
Associated People:
Poulett, John, fourth Baron and first Earl Poulett (c.1668–1743), politician
Not on view

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 54-55, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, pp. 9-10, no. 11, pl. 5, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Wayne Franits, Godefridus Schalcken: A Dutch Painter in Late Seventeenth-Century London, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, p. 32, fig. 7, NJ18.Sch1247 F73 2018 (LC) (YCBA)

Paul Mellon's Legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels] , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Malcolm Rogers, John and John Baptist Closterman, a Catalogue of Their Works , Volume of the Walpole Society, 1983, pp. 224-279, no.15, N12 W35 A1 + (YCBA)

Ellis Waterhouse, The Dictionary of 16th & 17th Century British Painters, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1988, p. 48, ND464 W38 1988 (LC) (YCBA)

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