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Creator:
Samuel Scott, 1701/2–1772, British
Title:
A View of the Tower of London, Supposed on his Majesty's Birthday
Date:
1771
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 39 3/4 x 76 inches (101 x 193 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

signed and dated 1771

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.7.147
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | architecture | barges (flat-bottomed watercraft) | birthday | buildings | cannons | castle | celebrations | city | cityscape | costume | flags | ketch (fore-and-aft-rigged vessel) | king (person) | marine art | men | people | river | ships | smoke
Associated Places:
City of London | England | Greater London | London | St. Paul's Cathedral | Thames | Tower of London | United Kingdom
Access:
On view
Exhibition History:
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Georgian Canada - Conflict and Culture (Royal Ontario Museum, 1984-05-01 - 1984-11-01)

Crown Pictorial - Art and the British Monarchy (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-12-05 - 1991-02-17)

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)

Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04)

Publications:
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C. H. Collins Baker, British Painting, The Medici Society, Ltd., London, 1933, p. 84, ND461 B35 (YCBA)

Laura Beach, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Centry British Marine Painting, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, vol. 48, Bee Publishing Company, Newtown, November 4, 2016, p. 30, Avaialble on line: Antiques and the Arts Weekly website URL : http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/AAW/default.aspx ; Yale does not retain hardcopy; available on microfilm at Connecticut State Library

Laura Beach, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Centry British Marine Painting, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, vol. 48, Bee Publishing Company, Newtown, November 4, 2016, p. 30, V 2718 (YCBA)

Linda Colley, Crown Pictorial : Art and the British Monarchy, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, p. 44, no. 168, N8219 K5 C76 1990 (YCBA)

Linda Colley, Crown Pictorial : Art and the British Monarchy : Exhibition Labels, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, pp. 65-66, no. 168, N8219 K5 C761 1990 (YCBA)

Markman Ellis, River and Labour in Samuel Scott's Thames Views in the Mid-Eighteenth Century, London Journal, vol. 37, November 2012, pp. 155-56, fig. 1, Available online : ORBIS (in Taylor $ Francis Online)

Hilda F. Finberg, Canaletto in England, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. IX, 1920-1921, p. 50, N12 W35 +A1 v.9 (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, British landscape painting of the eighteenth century., Faber & Faber, London, 1973, p. 32, pl. 20, ND1354.4 H47 1973 + (YCBA)

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 227, cat. 88, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

Richard Kingzett, Catalogue of the Works of Samuel Scott, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 48, Walpole Society, Oxford, 1982, pp. 49, 51-52, H, N12 W35 A1 48+ (YCBA)

Cynthia Roman, Canaletto to Constable : Paintings of Town and Country from the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1998, p. 9, 65, pl. 20, ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA)

Exhibition of the Royal Academy 1771, 1, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1771, p. 17, cat. 179, N5054 A53 1-13 (YCBA)

Canaletto and His Influence on London Artists, The Guildhall Art Gallery, July 1965, p. 12, cat. 18, NJ18 C17 G85 (YCBA)

Cover, Virginia Cavalcade, 37, Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond, Winter 1988, Cover, CL1 015 37 (SML)

Donald Blake Webster, Conflict and Culture, 1745-1820, Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario, 1984, p. 42-43, cat. 2, N6546 O6 W42 (YCBA)

William Thomas Whitley, Artists and their friends in England, 1700-1799, Medici Society, London & Boston, 1928, p. 205, N6766 W45 (YCBA)

Canaletto to Constable, paintings of town and country from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn., 1998, pp. 9, 65, pl. 20, ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA)

Highly Important Old Master Paintings, Sotheby's, London, March 24, 1965, p. 54, lot 91, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:366
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