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Creator:
Samuel Collings, active 1784–1795, British
Title:

Frost on the Thames

Former Title(s):

The Thames Frozen Over [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

The Thames Frozen Over, near the Tower of London

Frost on the Thames, sketched on the spot [1789, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

Date:
1788 to 1789
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 30 3/16 x 48 3/16 inches (76.7 x 122.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Label on verso, upper left: “Case 57”; upper left: “Painting in England, 1700-1850 | The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond 20 | Artist: Samuel Collings | Title: ‘The Thames Frozen Over’ |Cat. No. 278 | Medium: Oil on Canvas <Loan No.> | Insure for: Sales Price: | Lender: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon | Address: Upperville, Virginia”; center left: “N.B. This Label to be affixed to the back of the frame (not the canvas) of the Picture | Royal Academy of Arts | Winter Exhibition, 1950-51 | Name of Artist S. Collings. Ser. No. 190 | Title of Work The Thames Frozen over in 1789 | (R.A. 1789) | Name and Address of Owner Miss Joan D. Parkes, | Preyste House, North St. Petworth, Ssx. | (Please correct any particulars not properly given)”; lower left, handwritten: “Samuel Collings. Frost on the | Thames, Exhibited 1789 at R. A. | together with self protrait left to | C.H. Parker (see letter Andrew Jackson | 1864) A & M. Collings (see [...]ills Somerset Ho. Collings probably | descended from [.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.7.99
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
advertising | boats | booths, exhibition | braziers (heating equipment) | cathedral | children | church | cityscape | costume | donkey | fair | fire | flags | frost | genre subject | hotel | ice | market (event) | masts | masts | men | monument | people | river | selling | shovel | signs | snow | staff (walking stick) | stands | tower (building division) | walking | winter | women
Associated Places:
England | London | St. Paul's Cathedral | Thames | Tower of London | United Kingdom
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:322
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A Great Collection of British Pictures in Virginia, The Times (London), Issue No. 55689, May 1, 1963, p. 5, Available Online : Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfilm: Film An T482 (SML)

Christie's sale catalogue : English pictures and drawings, 1700-1950 : 11 March 1960, Christie's, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, March 11, 1960, p. 22, Lot 107, Fiche B51 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 54-55, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Exhibition Catalogue. 1789. 21st, Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 21, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1789, p. 14, no. 409, N5054 A53 v. 1:2 nos 14-28 (YCBA)

Basil S. Long, Pictures: Samuel Collins, Connoisseur, Vol. LXXXV, January 1930, p. 30, N1 +C75 85 (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. 71 (v.1), no. 257, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 146 (v.1), no. 278, pl. 29, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

The First hundred years of the Royal Academy, 1769-1868, Winter exhibition, 1951-52. , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1951, p. 35, no. 53, N5054 A545 1951/52 (YCBA)

The First hundred years of the Royal Academy, 1769-1868, Winter exhibition, 1951-52. , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1951, p. 35, no. 53, Fiche B185 (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. 21 (v.1), no. 20, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)


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