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Robert Polhill Bevan, 1865–1925
"Quiet with all Road Nuisances"
ca. 1912
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
19 1/8 x 24 1/4 inches (48.6 x 61.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
Animal | auction | auctioneer | bidder | bidding | costume | dealer | genre subject | horse (animal) | markets (events) | men | selling
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Bevan sketched and painted at various London horse markets, in this case Aldridge’s on Upper St. Martin’s Lane, near Leicester Square. The title of the work comes from the auctioneer’s description of the horse for sale: supposedly untroubled by the noises of the street, especially modern motor traffic, it will make a good horse for urban use, probably pulling a cab or delivery van. Its hunter clip, with the saddle area of its coat left longer than the rest, is the reminder of a former life in the country.

Malcolm Warner

Warner, Malcolm and John Baskett. The Paul Mellon Bequest: Treasures of a Lifetime. New Haven : Yale Center for British Art, 2001, p. 118

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]

The Camden Group (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-04-16 - 1980-06-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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, p.10; p. 19, cat. 2, ND468 A57 1975 (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]

Frances Stenlake, Robert Bevan, from Gaugin to Camden Town , Unicorn Press, London, 2008, pp. 96, 97, -99, 201, NJ18 B469 S74 2008 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 118, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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