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Benjamin Marshall, 1768–1835

Portrait of a Sportsman, Possibly Richard Prince

Former Title(s):

Supposed Portrait of the Artist with Gun and Dogs

?Richard Prince, with Damon, the late Colonel Mellish's Pointer

Portrait of the Artist with a Gun and Dogs

between 1825 and 1826
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
40 x 34 inches (101.6 x 86.4 cm), Frame: 47 × 41 × 3 1/4 inches (119.4 × 104.1 × 8.3 cm)

Signed in brown paint, lower right: "B. Marshall"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animals | bird | breeches | dead | death | dogs (animals) | Georgian | glove | hills | horse (animal) | hunt | hunter | man | portrait | rifle (artillery) | sporting art | sportsman | top hat
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Side - by - Side with Gun and Dog (National Sporting Library and Museum, 2015-09-25 - 2016-04-03) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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]

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]

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867 : A Catalogue : The Paul Mellon Collection, , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, pp. 204, no. 218, pl. 28 (color), ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Judy Egerton, Solitary Sportsmen: The Shooting Paintings of Ben Marshall, Country Life, Vol 158, July 24 1975, p. 191, S3 +C68 158:1 Serials (LC) [ORBIS]

Aubrey Noakes, Ben Marshall, 1767-1835, F. Lewis, Publishers, Limited, Leigh-on-Sea, 1978, p. 50, cat. 181, NJ18 M3843 A12 N63 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Aubrey Noakes, Sportsmen in a landscape, William Clowes and Sons, Limited, London, 1954, pp. 104-105, ND1385 .N6 1954 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Major Guy Paget, Sporting pictures of England : With 12 plates in colour and 21 illustrations in black & white, London, 1945, p. 23, N8250 .P34 1945 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 : collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon : Exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, , 1,2, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 151 (v.1), no. 287, pl. 149, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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. 83 (v.1), no. 297, pl. 34, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) [YCBA]

E. J. Rousuck, Ben Marshall : Observator of the Turf, p. 1, NJ18 M3843 +R68 (LC) [ORBIS]

Walter Shaw Sparrow, Ben Marshall's centenary, Connoisseur, vol. 95, London, February 1935, p. 66, N1 C75 v. 95 (oversize) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Stella A. Walker, Sporting art : England 1700-1900, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, 1972, no. 36, N8250 W35 (YCBA) + [YCBA]

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 59, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA) [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, pp. 35-6 (v.1), no. 129, pl. 34, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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