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Creator:
Julius Caesar Ibbetson, 1759–1817, British
Title:

Skating in Hyde Park

Date:
ca. 1785
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and black ink, brown ink, gray ink, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 15/16 × 13 15/16 inches (25.2 × 35.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed, in graphite, lower right: "Julius Ibbetson ad Nat. del."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.941
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
children | dog (animal) | falling | landscape | men | skating, ice | sporting art | trees | women
Associated Places:
City of Westminster | England | Europe | Greater London | Hyde Park | London | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:47292
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England was subjected to unusually cold temperatures in the eighteenth century as Europe found itself in the grip of a “mini–ice age.” Freezing rivers and lakes allowed the English to try the sport of ice skating, and Ibbetson produced a series of skating scenes in 1785. Working in the comic manner of Thomas Rowlandson, Ibbetson exploited the humorous potential of polite society taking to the ice on the Serpentine, an artificial lake near London’s Kensington Palace.

Gallery label for Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (The State Hermitage Museum, 2007-10-23 - 2008-01-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007-07-11 - 2007-09-30) [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]

A loan exhibition of English drawings and watercolours from the collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon of Upperville, Virginia, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. 75, N5247.M385 L62 (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. 65, 134, no. 160, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale Center for British Art, Great British watercolors : from the Paul Mellon Collection, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2007, pp. 80-81, no. 33, ND1928 .Y35 2007 (LC)+ Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale University Art Gallery, English drawings and watercolors, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, April 15 - June 20, 1965 , New Haven, 1965, Cat. No. 75, NC228 Y34 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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