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Francis Wheatley, 1747–1801, British

The Salmon Leap, Leixlip

Former Title(s):

The Salmon Leap at Leixlip with Nymphs Bathing

Girls Bathing by a Waterfall

View of the Salmon-leap at Leixlip in Ireland ]

Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 26 5/8 x 25 1/2 inches (67.6 x 64.8 cm)

Signed and dated in black paint, lower right: "FWheatley pinx | 1783"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
arch | costume | dog (animal) | eroticism | genre subject | hunter | landscape | leisure | mythology | nude | nymphs | prince | river | rocks (landforms) | waterfall | women
Associated Places:
Ireland | Kildare | Leinster | Leixlip | Liffey | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Art on the line : the Royal Academy exhibitions at Somerset House, 1780-1836 : [catalogue of works], , The Courtauld Gallery, London, 2001, no. 27, V 0909 (YCBA)

John Barrell, Painting and the politics of culture : new essays on British art, 1700-1850, Claredon Press, Oxford, p. 183, fig. 6.7, N6766 P35 1992

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 244-245, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Jane Fenlon, Irish Fine Art in the Early Modern Period : New Perspectives on Artistic Practice, 1620 - 1820, Newbridge, Country Kildare, Ireland, 2016, p. 15, fig. 01.06, N6787 I75 2016 (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 72, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

John T. Hayes, Thomas Gainsborough, Ferrara Arte, , 1998, p. 234, fig. 85, NJ18 G16 H485 1998 + (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House, Connoisseur, v. 157, no. 634, December 1964, p. 216, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Another copy available in YCBA Vertical File Collection: v 2334

William Laffan, Ireland : crossroads of art and design, 1690-1840, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2015, pp. 77, 78, 222-23, 235, no. 135, fig. 1 (p.78), N6787 .I74 2015 OVERSIZE (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. 61 (v.1), no. 222, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 140 (v.1), no. 267, pl. 205, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

W. Roberts, F. Wheatley, R.A., His life and works , Otto limited, London, 1910, p. 47, pl. 47, NJ18 W56 +R63 (YCBA)

David H. Solkin, Art on the Line : the Royal Academy Exhibitions at Somerset House 1780-1836, , Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2001, Foldout No. 14, N5054 A78 2001B (YCBA)

Denys Sutton, Some English Landscapes in Mr. Mellon's Collection, Apollo, vol. 77,ns.# 14, April 1963, pp. 278, 280, pl. V, N1 A54 + (YCBA) Another copy also Available in Vertical File - V1168

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