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Johan Joseph Zoffany, 1733–1810

Patrick Heatly

between 1783 and 1787
Oil on canvas
38 x 32 1/4 inches (96.5 x 81.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
costume | dog (animal) | hat | landscape | man | portrait | rocks (landforms) | sorrow | staff (walking stick)
Associated People:
Heatly, Patrick (1753–1834), East India Company administrator
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

The son of an American merchant, Patrick Heatly (1753-1834) served in the administration of the East India Company. This portrait is thought to show Mr. Heatly waving farewell to his beloved sister Temperance before she sailed home to America.
Zoffany traveled to India in March 1783. He was well recommended and immediately taken up by the governor-general, Warren Hastings (1732-1818). The Heatly portrait with dog is typical of the small, conventional conversation pieces that Zoffany painted for somewhat homesick English clients in India, though he was occasionally adventurous, introducing Indian attendants and gleefully exotic settings.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2005

Artists and Migration 1400 - 1850 : Britain, Europe and beyond, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2017, p.160, fig. 9-5, N8217 E53 A785 2017 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 270-271, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Victoria Manners, John Zoffany, R.A. His Life and Works. 1735-1810, , John Lane, London, 1920, p. 181, NJ18.Z68 +M3 1920 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v.3, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Marcia R. Pointon, Portrayal and the search for identity, Reaktion Books, London, 2013, pp. 110, 150-54, 155, Illus. 53, N7575 .P6452 2013 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1976, p. 480, 481, fig. 361, NJ18 Z68 W43 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011, pp. 480,481, fig. 361, NJ18 Z68 W43 2011 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Zoffany's the Heatly Group, Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin, vol. 20, April 1954, pp. 2-4, J426 SP8D + (SML) [ORBIS]

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