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unknown artist, eighteenth century
Formerly attributed to Theodore de Bruyn, 1730–1804, Dutch
The Hermitage
ca. 1772
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 32 1/2 x 51 3/8 inches (82.6 x 130.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
actor | agriculture | architectural subject | basket | bench | boy | brick | bridge (built work) | buildings | child | cityscape | country house | espalier trees | fields | garden | gardening | gate | mansion | mother | playwright | pond | river | serpentine (shape) | son | trees | wall | water | woman
Associated Places:
England | London | St. John's Church, Smith Square | St. Paul's Cathedral | United Kingdom | Westminster | Westminster Abbey
Associated People:
Foote, Samuel (bap. 1721, d. 1777), actor and playwright
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20)

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18)

Country Houses in Great Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-10-10 - 1980-01-29)

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Christopher Christie, The British country house in the eighteenth century, Manchester University Press, Manchester [England] New York, 2000, p. 156, fig. no. 63, NA7562 C57 2000 (YCBA)

John Harris, The artist and the country house, a history of country house and garden view painting in Britain, 1540-1870 , Sotheby Parke Bernet, London Totowa, N.J., 1979, pp. 308, 324, 325, no. 365, fig.365 and col. pl XXVI, N6764 H36 + (YCBA)

Ian Kelly, Mr. Foote's Other Leg, Comedy, Tragedy and Murder in Georgian London , Picador, London, 2012, plate section 2, no. 5, 53 F73 K45 (Lewis Walpole Librray)

Mark Laird, The flowering of the landscape garden, English pleasure grounds, 1720-1800 , University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1999, p. 324, fig. no. 194, SB457.6 L349 1999 (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. 61, 126, no. 143, N6766 Y34 1977 (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. 14 (v.1)..., no. 45, pl. 46, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

John Newenham Summerson, Georgian London, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2003, NA970 .S96 2003 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 43 (v.1), no. 14, pl. 226, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, pp. 47, 112, no. 24, pl. 24, N6764 Y34 1979 (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. 55 (v.1), no. 202, pl. 46, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

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