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Creator:
Abraham Cooper, 1787–1868, British
Title:

'Elis' at Doncaster, Ridden by John Day, with his Van in the Background

Former Title(s):

Elis, rode by John Day, and Lord Lichfield's trainer, Doe, at Doncaster, in 1836, with the caravan and the Drummer in the background

Date:
between 1836 and 1837
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 35 x 43 inches (88.9 x 109.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed, lower center: "Elis | Ridden by | John Day"; lower right: "John Doe"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.744
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
breeches | cravat | equestrian | fields (agricultural land) | hat | jockey | men | pasture | racecourse | riding boots | sporting art | top hat | van
Associated Places:
Doncaster | England | Europe | United Kingdom | Yorkshire
Associated People:
Day, John Barham (1793–1860), jockey and racehorse trainer
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1197
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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, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 68-69, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 189 (v.1), no. 361, pl. 54, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [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. 20-21, 30, no. 17, N8250 R44 1990 [ORBIS]

Graham Reynolds, Posing on Four Legs, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue No. 4072, April 17, 1981, p. 445, Film S748 (SML) Also Available OnLine in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS) [ORBIS]


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