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Robert Polhill Bevan, 1865–1925

The Weigh House, Cumberland Market

ca. 1914
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
20 1/8 x 24 1/8 inches (51.1 x 61.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | buildings | carriage | carts | chimneys | cityscape | dog (animal) | genre subject | horses (animals) | light | marketplace | people | road | street | street sweeper | transportation | worker
Associated Places:
Cumberland Market | England | Europe | London | Saint Pancras | United Kingdom
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Bevan lived in the north London suburb of Hampstead but in 1914 took a studio overlooking the Cumberland hay and straw market in town. From his second-floor window he painted different views of the market square, here the north side with the weigh house in the center. In them the place of business looks empty and slightly forlorn, hinting at the decline of the equine economy of which it was a center.

Malcolm Warner

Warner, Malcolm and John Baskett. The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime. New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, 2001, p. 120

The Paul Mellon Bequest : Treasures of a Lifetime (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-02-17 - 2001-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

A countryman in town, Robert Bevan and the Cumberland Market Group : Southampton Art Gallery. , Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK, 2008, p. 10, NJ18 B469 C68 2008 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Alan Bowness, Camden Town, Arts Council of England, London, p. 12, ND468.B6 [ORBIS]

English Paintings from the Bevan Collection: a memorial exhibition for R.A. Bevan 1901-1974 : [ catalogue of] a memorial exhibition for R. A. Bevan, 1901-1974, 16 April to 9 May 1975 ], Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, 1975, no. 5, ND468 A57 1975 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paintings by Robert Bevan, 1865-1925 , Colnaghi, London, April 6th to April 26th, 1961, no.22, NJ18 B469 A12 1961 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 1, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 120, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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