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Creator:
Arthur Devis, 1712–1787, British
Title:

Robert Gwillym of Atherton and His Family [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

Former Title(s):

Robert and Elizabeth Gwillym and their Family, of Atherton Hall, Herefordshire [2007, Allen, The Sport of Collecting, Apollo]

Date:
1745 to 1747
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 40 x 50 inches (101.6 x 127 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.51
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boys | brothers | children | costume | country house | daughters | dog (animal) | family | father | flowers (plants) | gesture | girls | group portrait | house | husband | landscape | men | portrait | sisters | sons | trees | wife | woman
Associated Places:
Atherton | England | United Kingdom | Wigan
Associated People:
Gwillym, Robert
Gwillym, Elizabeth
Atherton, Richard
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:404
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Inventing Old Virginia : The Decline and Rise of a Pastoral Ideal (Virginia Historical Society, 2003-02-22 - 2003-06-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Life in England 1750 - 1850 (Paul Mellon Arts Center, 1990-03-27 - 1990-05-21) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Arthur Devis (Harris Museum and Art Gallery, - 1984-01-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Arthur Devis (National Portrait Gallery, 1983-10-01 - ) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Conversation Piece - Arthur Devis & His Contemporaries (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-10-01 - 1980-11-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Country Houses in Great Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1979-10-10 - 1980-01-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Brian Allen, The Sport of Collecting : Paul Mellon and British Art, Apollo, v.165,no.542, April 2007, p. 37, fig. 8, N1 A54 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Baskett, Painting in England: 1700-1850: the Collection of English paintings formed by Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon : on Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, until August 18th, , Connoisseur, Vol. 153, London, June 1963, pp. 101,102, N1 C75 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Geoffrey W. Beard, The compleat gentleman, five centuries of aristocratic life , Rizzoli, New York, 1992, p. 68, pl. 43, HT653 G7 B415 1992 (YCBA) [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. 5-6, 39, pl. 7, ND1354.4 Y25 1998 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Collectors' Questions: Conversation Piece, Country Life (Archive 1901-2005), Vol. 134, Issue 3470, Time Inc. (UK) Ltd., London, 1963, p. 536, Available online at Country Life Archive [ORBIS]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 86-87, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Cornforth, The Informality of English Painting, Country Life (Archive 1901-2005), v. 137, Time Inc. (UK) Ltd., London, 1965, p. 18, 21, Fig. 4, Available online at Country Life Archive [ORBIS]

Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, pp. 5, 10, 16, 37-38, 108, no. 16, pl. 16, N6764 Y34 1979 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Silvano D'Alto, Paesaggio e societa` in Inghilterra, fra citta` e campagna, Servizio Editoriale Universitario, Pisa, 2003, Fig. 8, N8213 .D34 2003 [ORBIS]

Ellen G. D'Oench, Arthur Devis (1712-1787): master of the Georgian conversation piece, , University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1982, p. 62, 64, 86, 95, 339, No. 71, NJ18 D5151 D635 1979A (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ellen G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis & his contemporaries, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, pp. 8-9, 50-51, 84, cat. no. 15; AD list no. 71, pl. 15, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE [ORBIS]

Anthony Fletcher, Gender, sex, and subordination in England 1500-1800, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1995, p. ix, No. 38, HQ1075.5 E5 F54 1995 (YCBA) [YCBA]

James A. Ganz, Edouard Baldus at the Château de la Faloise, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass. New Haven London, 2007, fig. 30, TR647 .B34 2007 (LC) [ORBIS]

Genius Defined, Time, vol. 82, no.. 1, July 5, 1963, p. 62, V 2333 (YCBA) Hard Copy also available at SML - AP2 T55 + [YCBA]

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 14, ND466 G67 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Margaret Ann Hanni, The Marriage Portrait in eighteenth-century England [PhD Dissertation, Boston University], Ann Arbor, 1996, p. viii, 58, Cat no. 18, Film B148 YCBA [ORBIS]

John Harris, The artist and the country house, a history of country house and garden view painting in Britain, 1540-1870 , Sotheby Parke Bernet, London Totowa, N.J., 1979, pp. 165, 216, no. 231, fig. 231, N6764 H36 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Olwen H. Hufton, The Prospect Before Her: A History of Women in Western Europe, HarperCollins, London, 1995, p. x, No. 23, HQ1587 H94 1995 [ORBIS]

E. D. H. Johnson, Paintings of the British social scene, from Hogarth to Sickert , Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986, p. 58, 59, Fig. 29, ND1452 G7 J64 (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Kuchta, The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England 1550-1860, University of California Press, Berkley, 2002, p. 125, GT733 K83 2002 [ORBIS]

Penelope McElwee, The non-representation of the agricultural labourers in 18th and 19th century English paintings : an exploration into the artistic conventions followed by the aristocracy and landowning classes in representations of the agricultural labourers ..., Newcastle upon Tyne, 2016, pp. 13-14, 18, fig. 1-3, NX650.L32 M34 2016 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Christopher Neve, Arthur Devis: A Minor English Master, Country Life (Archive 1901-2005), Time Inc. (UK) Ltd., London, 1972, p. 44, Fig. 3, Available online at Country Life Archive [ORBIS]

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. 56 (v.1), no. 204, pl. back cover, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 120 (v.1), no. 227, pl. 84, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

R. Parkinson, Arthur Devis and His Contemporaries: Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Conn: Exhibit, Burlington Magazine, v. 123, no. 934, January 1981, p. 60, N1 B87 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sydney H Paviere, The Devis family of painters, F. Lewis, Publishers, Limited, Leigh-on-Sea, 1950, p. 19, 45, No. 64, NJ18 D515 P28 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Gillian Perry, Placing faces, the portrait and the English country house in the long eighteenth century , Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2013, pp. 3-4, covers :front & back, ND1314 .P533 2013 (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 59, 123, no. 135, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Polite society by Arthur Devis, 1712-1787, portraits of the English country gentleman and his family : catalogue of the exhibition, The Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancs., October 1st-November 12th, 1983, National Portrait Gallery, London, November 25th, 1983-January 29th, 1984 ... , Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston (Lancashire), 1983, p. 35, 45, 81, No. 13, NJ18 D5151 S37 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Kate Retford, The art of domestic life, family portraiture in eighteenth-century England , Yale University Press, New Haven, London, 2006, pp. 153, 154, fig. 110, ND1313.4 .R48 2006 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Kate Retford, The Conversation Piece Making Modern Art in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2017, p. 136, fig. 100, ND1314.4 .R48 2017 (LC) Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Desmond Shawe-Taylor, The Georgians, eighteenth-century portraiture & society , Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1990, p. 127, 128, 195, pl. 87, ND1314.4 S52 1990 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Roy C. Strong, The British portrait, 1660-1960, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1991, p. 71, pl. 66, ND1314 B743 1991 (YCBA) [YCBA]

The Yale Center for British Art, An Anniversary Celebration of Paul Mellon's Great Legacy , Apollo, April 2007, p. 37, fig. 8, N5220 M552 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Appeared as April 2007 issue of Apollo;; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 165:2 +] [YCBA]

Beth Fowkes Tobin, Colonizing nature, the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820 , Academy, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2005, p. 85, fig. 6, PR129 T76 T63 2005 (YCBA) Also available online - Project Muse (ORBIS) [YCBA]

Florence Wood, A Lancashire Gentleman: The Letters and Journals of Richard Hodgkinson, 1763-1847, NH Alan Sutton, Phoenix Mill (England), pl. 8, DA506 H63L25 1992 [ORBIS]

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. 75, pl. back cover, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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