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Creator:
Samuel Collings, active 1784–1795, British
Title:
Frost on the Thames
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
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)

Life in England 1750 - 1850 (Paul Mellon Arts Center, 1990-03-27 - 1990-05-21)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1998-02-08 - 1998-04-26)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1999-10-22 - 2000-01-02)

Canaletto to Constable: Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art (Ferrara Galleries of Modern & Contemporary Art, 2001-02-25 - 2001-05-20)

Publications:
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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:322
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