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John Wootton, 1682–1764, British

Preparing for the Hunt

Former Title(s):

Hunting Party

ca. 1745
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 47 x 49 inches (119.4 x 124.5 cm)

Signed, center right on staircase: "J. Wooton|Pinx"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architecture | art | birds | breeches (trousers) | conversation piece | costume | country house | dogs (animals) | dwelling | equestrian | formal gardens | fountains | gardens | genre subject | horses (animals) | hounds (dogs) | hunter | hunting | landowners | leaders | men | Neo-Classical | party | paths | portrait | preparation | preparing | redingote (overcoat) | riding boots | riding habit | ruffle | sculpture | shoes (footwear) | sporting art | stairs | statues | stockings | tricornes | urn | viewers | waistcoat (main garment) | women
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Robert Colls, This sporting life : sport and liberty in England, 1760-1960, Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K., 2020, pp. 22, 371, GV706.35 .C65 2020 (LC) YCBA

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 260-261, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Ellen G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis & his contemporaries, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, pp. 5, 71, cat. no. 53, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, p. 28, no. 30, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Penelope McElwee, The non-representation of the agricultural labourers in 18th and 19th century English paintings : an exploration into the artistic conventions followed by the aristocracy and landowning classes in representations of the agricultural labourers ..., Newcastle upon Tyne, 2016, pp. 12-13, 88, fig. 1-2, NX650.L32 M34 2016 (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. 13, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 62, 127, no. 145, N6766 Y34 1977 (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. 62 (v.1), no. 230, pl. 74, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

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