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Creator:
Thomas Spencer, 1700–1753, British
Title:
Scipio, a spotted hunter, the property of Colonel Roche
Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 39 x 52 3/4 inches (99.1 x 134 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated in black paint, lower left: "T. Spener pinx. | [17...] [date hidden by frame]"

Inscribed in black paint, lower left: "Scipio a horse of | Colonel. Roche."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.109
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animal art | animals | breeches | bridle | colonel | dogs (animals) | equestrians | field | horses (animals) | hounds (dogs) | hunting | men | pasture | redingote (overcoat) | riding boots | rural | saddle | saddle cloths | waistcoat
Access:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
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Noble Exercise - The Sporting Ideal in Eighteenth-Century British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-07-14 - 1982-09-19)

The Paul Mellon Bequest : Treasures of a Lifetime (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-02-17 - 2001-04-29)

The Chronicle of the Horse in Art (National Sporting Library and Museum, 2016-08-26 - 2017-04-26)

Publications:
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Elizabeth Einberg, The age of Hogarth, British painters born 1675-1709 , vol. 2, Tate Gallery, London, 1988, p. 214, ND466 T38 1988 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Claudia P. Pfeiffer, Chronicle of the Horse in art, National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, Virginia, 2016, pp. 3, 44-45, 110 [fn 52], pl. 15, N7668.H6 P44 2016 (YCBA)

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 48, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:42615
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