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John Frederick Herring, 1795–1865

Memnon, with William Scott Up

Former Title(s):

Memnon with William Scott Up on Doncaster Racecourse [1978, Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings, catalogue]

Memnon with W. Scott up, on Doncaster Racecourse

Oil on canvas
26 9/16 x 33 1/4 inches (67.5 x 84.5 cm), Frame: 33 1/2 × 40 1/2 × 2 1/2 inches (85.1 × 102.9 × 6.4 cm)

Inscribed in red paint, lower left center: "MEMNON"

Signed and dated in red paint, lower right: "J. F. Herring. 1825"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animal art | breeches | clouds | crowds | equestrian | fence | field | hat | horses (animals) | jockey | man | pattern | racecourse | riding boots | riding habit | spectators | sporting art | top hat | woman
Associated People:
Scott, William (1797–1848), jockey
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Paintings on Loan to The Trustees' Room Belmont Park from the English Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Belmont Park, 1968 - 1968) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

British Sporting Heroes (National Portrait Gallery, 1998-09-30 - 1999-01-24) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Life in England 1750 - 1850 (Paul Mellon Arts Center, 1990-03-27 - 1990-05-21) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Director's Choice - Sports Art from America's Great Art Museums (The National Art Museum of Sport, 1990-01-15 - 1992-03-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Summer Exhibition (National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, 1988-07-14 - 1988-10-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Arthur Ackermann & Son Ltd., An exhibition of XVIIIth and XIXth century oil paintings of celebrated racehorses : 9th May to 1st June, 1962, presented by the British Racehorse at the galleries of Arthur Ackermann & Son, Ltd. , London, 1962, p. 19, no. 11, pl. 11, DealerCat Arthur Ackermann (YCBA) [YCBA]

Robert Colls, This sporting life : sport and liberty in England, 1760-1960, Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K., 2020, pp. 57, 370, 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. 114-115, 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. 293-94, no. 316, pl. 38, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Frank Partridge & Sons, Ltd., Partridge sale catalogue : Catalogue of fine English sporting pictures : 1959, 1959, p. 7, DealerCat Frank Partridge Inc (YCBA) [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. 79 (v.1), no. 277, pl. 28, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) [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. 29 (v.1), no. 104, pl. 28, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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