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Abraham Cooper, 1787–1868, British

'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

between 1836 and 1837
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 35 x 43 inches (88.9 x 109.2 cm)

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:
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
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, 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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