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Francis Wheatley, 1747–1801, British
The Oliver and Ward Families
ca. 1778
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 48 3/4 x 62 3/4 inches (123.8 x 159.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
child | conversation piece | costume | dinghy | family | garden | girl | group portrait | men | party | portrait | rowboat | shawls | water | women
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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The Conversation Piece - Arthur Devis & His Contemporaries (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-10-01 - 1980-11-30)

Francis Wheatley (Yale Center for British Art, 2005-08-31 - 2006-02-05)

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Cassandra Albinson, The worlds of Francis Wheatley, Yale Center for British Art, [New Haven, 2005, inside cover, V 1612

Ellen G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis & his contemporaries, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, pp. 28, 75, cat. no. 62, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE

Frank Davis, Artist with a Flattering Brush, Country Life, vol. 157, June 19, 1975, p. 1612, S3 C68 157:3 OVERSIZE

Kate Retford, The Conversation Piece Making Modern Art in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2017, p. 227, fig. 173, ND1314.4 .R48 2017 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

Exhibition of the works by the Old Masters and by deceased masters of the British School including a selection from the works of Joseph Wright (of Derby), A.R.A., and a Collection of Water-Colour Drawings by Joseph M.W. Turner,R.A. Winter Exhibition 17th, , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1886, p. 5, no. 2, Fiche B122

Sotheby Parke Bernet, [ Front Matter ] : Sotheby Parke Bernet : World Record Prices-1975, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 118, February 1976, pp. iii, vii, N1 B87 118:1 OVERSIZE

Sotheby's, Sotheby's sale catalogue : Fine Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Century English paintings, drawings and watercolours : 26 March 1975, Sotheby's, London, March 26, 1975, pp. 24-25, lot 50, Auction Catalogues

Sotheby's, Advertisement, Sotheby's Wednesday, 26th March, 1975, at 11am and 2.30 pm : Fine seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century paintings, drawings and watercolours , Burlington Magazine, vol. 117, March 1975, pp. xiv, xlviii, N1 B37 117:1 OVERSIZE

Sotheby's, Advertisement, Sotheby's : Fine Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Ninteenth Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours , Country Life, vol. 157, March 6, 1975, suppliment p. 43, S3 C68 157:2 OVERSIZE

Mary Webster, Francis Wheatley, Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, 1970, pp. 123-124, no. 22, NJ18 W56 W43 (YCBA)

Advertisement, Sotheby's Wednesday, 26th March, at 11am and 2.30 pm : Fine Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Paintings, Drawings and Watercolours , Connoisseur, vol. 188, no. 757, March 1975, p. 47, N1 C75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Collector's Questions, Destroyed in the Blitz , Country Life, vol. 133, February 21, 1963, p. 362, Uz fe60 C83 133:1 OVERSIZE (LSF)

Advertisement, Country Life, vol. 158, November 6, 1975, p. 1259, S3 C68 158:3 OVERSIZE

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