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Creator:
Unknown artist, seventeenth century
Formerly attributed to Jan Wyck, ca. 1645–1700, Dutch, active in Britain (from ca. 1664)
Title:
Frost Fair on the Thames, with Old London Bridge in the distance
Date:
1684
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 25 1/4 x 30 1/4 inches (64.1 x 76.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Label on verso, upper left: "Painting in England, 1700-1850 | The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond 20 | Artist: Unidentified Artist | Title: 'Frost Fair on the Thames' | Medium: Oil on Canvas Cat. No. 1 | Insure for: Sales Price: | Lender: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon | Address: Upperville, Virginia | (Please fill in and attach securely to work before sending to museum)"; upper center: "L 278722 | [logo] | Allied Van Lines | 45 | Pat.No. 3,489,499"; upper right: "Printed [...] | Allied | 3 | Reg. No. | [...] 3 | Printed in US[...]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.7.113
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
audiences | bears | booths, exhibition | bridge (built work) | buildings | bulls (animals) | carriages | carts | churches | circle (plane figure) | cityscape | costume | dog (animal) | fair | flags | frost | frozen | genre subject | horses (animals) | ice | market (event) | men | monument | people | rings | river | selling | sleds | snow | spectators | stairs | stands | steeples | tents | tower (building division) | walking | winter
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Greater London | London | Thames | Tower of London | United Kingdom
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29)

All The Queen's Horses (National Heritage Center for Horseracing & Sporting Art, 2003-04-26 - 2003-08-23)

Royal River (National Maritime Museum, 2012-04-27 - 2012-09-09)

Publications:
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David Starkey, Royal river, power, pageantry and the Thames , Scala Books, London, England, 2012, pp. 60-61, no. 24, DA670 T2 R69 2012 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 37 (v.1), no. 1, pl. 227, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:335
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