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Creator:
Abraham Cooper, 1787–1868, British
Title:
'Elis' at Doncaster, Ridden by John Day, with his Van 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
Exhibition History:
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Paintings on Loan to The Trustees' Room Belmont Park from the English Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Belmont Park, 1968 - 1968)

Red Letter Days - British Sporting Art of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Sweetbriar College Art Galleries, 1990-11-09 - 1991-02-10)

Publications:
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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)

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

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)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1197
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