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John Closterman, 1660–1711
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
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
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
IIIF Manifest:

Robert Colls, This sporting life : sport and liberty in England, 1760-1960, Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K., 2020, p. 369, 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. 54-55, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [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) [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) [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 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [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) [YCBA]

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

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