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Thomas Gainsborough, 1727–1788

Portrait of a Woman

Former Title(s):

Girl with a Book Seated in a Park [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

Sitzendes junges Maedchen in einer Parklandschaft

Young Lady seated in a Park

ca. 1750
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
29 7/8 x 26 1/4 inches (75.9 x 66.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
book | building | costume | garden | landscape | portrait | sculpture | statue | stream | trees | woman
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Thomas Gainsborough (Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 2003-06-15 - 2003-09-14) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Thomas Gainsborough (National Gallery of Art, 2003-02-09 - 2003-05-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Thomas Gainsborough (Tate Britain, 2002-10-24 - 2003-01-12) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

British Painting and the European Continent (Haus der Kunst Munich, 1979-11-20 - 1980-01-27) [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]

Sir Geoffrey Agnew, Yale's 1700 Mellon Pictures, The Times (London), , April 28, 1977, p. 9, Times Digital Archive [ORBIS]

Brian Allen, The Sport of Collecting : Paul Mellon and British Art, Apollo, v.165,no.542, April 2007, pp. 36, 37, fig. 6, N1 A54 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Hugh Belsey, Thomas Gainsborough: The portraits, fancy pictures and copies after old masters, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, p. 910, cat. 987, NJ18.G16 B453 2019 (LC) Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 96-97, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Gage, Zwei Jahrhunderte englische Malerei, britische Kunst und Europa 1680 bis 1880 : [Ausstellung] Haus der Kunst Mèunchen, 21. November 1979 bis 27. Januar 1980: [Katalog] , Ausstellungsleitung Haus der Kunst Mèunchen, Mèunchen, 1979, pp. 103-04, no. 29, fig. 29, ND466 Z85 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 55, ND466 G67 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House, Connoisseur, vol. 157, December 1964, pp. 210. 214, unnum color pl, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Christiane Inmann, Forbidden fruit, a history of women and books in art , Prestel, Munich New York, 2009, p. 76, ND1329.3.W6 I56 2009 + (HAAS) [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. 62 (v.1), no. 226, pl. 25, ND466 R68 1964/65 (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. 40, 88, no. 43, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Michael Rosenthal, Gainsborough, Tate Publishing, London, 2002, p. 71, no. 24, NJ18 G16 G24 2002 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

The Yale Center for British Art, An Anniversary Celebration of Paul Mellon's Great Legacy , Apollo, April 2007, p. 36, fig. 6, 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]

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. 25 (v.1), no. 91, pl. 25, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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