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Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)

The Gore Family with George, third Earl Cowper

Former Title(s):

The Gore Family with George, 3rd Earl Cowper

George, 3rd Earl Cowper, with the Family of Charles Gore

The Cowper and Gore Families

George Nassau Cowper, 3rd Earl Cowper and Family (1738-1826)

ca. 1775
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 31 x 38 1/2 inches (78.7 x 97.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
allegory | book | cello | conversation piece | costume | curtain | daughters | earl | family | father | group portrait | husband | interior | marriage | men | mother | music | painting (visual work) | pen | portrait | square piano | wedding | wife | women | writing (processes)
Associated People:
Cowper, George Nassau Clavering, third Earl Cowper (1738–1789), art collector and patron
Cowper, George Nassau Clavering, third Earl Cowper (1738–1789), art collector and patron
Gore, Emilie
Gore, Elizabeth
Gore, Hannah Anne (ca. 1758-1826)
Gore, Charles
On view

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, pp. 9, 20, no. 58, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Geoffrey Agnew, Yale's 1700 Mellon Pictures, The Times (London), issue no. 59989, Thursday, April 28, 1977, p. 9, Available Online : Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfilm : Film An T842 (SML)

Jeremy Aynsley, Imagined interiors, representing the domestic interior since the Renaissance , V&A Publications, London New York, 2006, fig. 5.13, NK1710 I43 2006 + (YCBA)

Aram Bakshian, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, History Today, vol. 229, no. 7, July 1979, p. 425, D1 H787 (SML) Also available Online (Orbis)

Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 (exhibition and label text) , New Haven, 2006, [p. 43], V 1699:1 (YCBA)

Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2006, cover and back inside cover, V 1699 (YCBA)

Mary Louisa Boyle, Biographical catalogue of the portraits at Panshanger the seat of Earl Cowper, K.G., E. Stock, London, 1885, pp. 308-09, N7622.2 G7 C68 B68 (YCBA)

Commune di Milano (Palazzo Reale), Pittura inglese 1660-1840, due secoli di cultura, storia e costume in Inghilterra : milano, Palazzo reale, 29 gennaio-16 marzo 1975 , Electra, Milano, 1975, p. 102, cat. no. 62, ND466 P53 (YCBA)

Ellen G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis & his contemporaries, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, pp. 26, 74-75, cat. no. 61, fig. 18, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE

Elisabeth Fairman, Pleasures and pastimes, exhibition labels , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1990, pp. 6-7, no. 8, DA485 F251 1990 (YCBA)

Elisabeth Fairman, Pleasures and pastimes, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1990, p. 8, no. 8, DA485 F25 1990 (YCBA)

Peter D. Fraser, Charles Gore and the Willem Van de Veldes, Master Drawings, vol. 15, Master Drawings Association, Inc., New York, NY, Winter 1977, p. 377, NC1 M37 15

Charles John Holmes, Costume in Fact and in Pictures, Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs, vol. 65,no. 376, July 1934, p. 23, 25, pl. A, N1 B87 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) Also available online at JSTOR

Francis Howard, An illustrated catalogue of the second National Loan Exhibition,1913-1914, Woman and child in art Proceeds devoted to the purchase of works by contemporary British artists for the nation Compiled by Francis Howard, with preface by Robert Ross , W. Heinemann, London, W. Heinemann, 1914, 1914, p. 125, no. 80, N5055 L63 1914 (YCBA)

Richard Payne Knight, Expedition into Sicily, British Museum Publications, London, 1986, pp. 5. 14, DG863 K55 1986 + [LSF]

Victoria Manners, John Zoffany, R.A. His Life and Works. 1735-1810, , John Lane, London, 1920, pp. 51-53,191-92, NJ18.Z68 +M3 1920 Oversize (YCBA)

Julia Marciari-Alexander, This other Eden, paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1998, p. 64, no. 20, ND1314.3 Y36 1998 (YCBA)

Oliver Millar, Zoffany and his Tribuna, Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, 1967, p. 24, pl. 25, NJ18 Z68 M56 (YCBA)

Brenda Neece, The Cello in Britain, A Technical and Social History , The Galpin Society Journal, vol. 56, Galpin Society, June 2003, pp. 103-104, fig. 2.36, Available online at JSTOR Article retrieved from JSTOR. http://www.jstor.org/stable/30044410

Oxford University Press, Front Matter and Editorial, Early Music, vol. 12, November 1984, front cover and p. 436, Available online at JSTOR Front cover - http://www.jstor.org/stable/3137971 Editorial - http://www.jstor.org/stable/3137972

Paintings at Firle Place, Home of Viscount and Viscountess Gage , Connoisseur, vol. 137, June, 1956, p. 81, J10 C762 + OVERSIZE (SML) YCBA lacks this volume; cite verified in EBSCO

Ronald Paulson, Emblem and expression, meaning in English art of the eighteenth century , Thames and Hudson, London, 1975, pp. 141, 142, fig. 79, NX543 P38 (YCBA)

Marcia R. Pointon, Brilliant effects, a cultural history of gem stones and jewellery , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2009, pp. 32, 33-34, figs. 35-38, GT2250 P65 2009 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Martin Postle, Johan Zoffany, RA : Society Observed, , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, pp. 120, 167, 169, 234-35, cat. no. 56, NJ18 Z68 + A12 2011 Oversize (YCBA)

Mario Praz, Conversation Pieces : A Survey of the Informal Group Portrait in Europe and America, , Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University Park, 1971, pp. 184, 338, ND1304 +P713 Oversize (YCBA)

Kate Retford, The art of domestic life, family portraiture in eighteenth-century England , Yale University Press, New Haven, London, 2006, pp. 187-89, fig. 147, ND1313.4 .R48 2006 (YCBA)

Kate Retford, The Conversation Piece Making Modern Art in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2017, p. 226, fig. 172, ND1314.4 .R48 2017 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, pp. 9, 20, no. 58, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Samuel Blunt and His Wife; Charles Towney and His Friends; Mr. and Mrs. Garrick, Entertaining Dr. Johnson to Tea; John, Fourteenth Lord Willoughby de Broke; George, Third Earl Cowper and the Gore Family, Creative Art, vol. 6, May 1930, pp. 311, 313,, J10 + C86 (HAAS)

Philip Sassoon, Loan exhibition of English conversation pieces in aid of the Royal Northern Hospital ... March 4th to 30th (inclusive) 1930, Royal Northern Hospital, [s.l., 1930, , no. 26, ND1304 S37 1930 (HAAS)

Sacheverell Sitwell, Conversation pieces, a survey of English domestic portraits and their painters , B.T. Batsford, London, 1936, pp. 29,30,31, 94, no. 31, fig. 31, ND1314 S5 1936 (YCBA)

South Kensington Museum, Catalogue of the second special exhibition of national portraits commencing with the reign of William and Mary and ending with the year MDCCC, on loan to the South Kensington museum. May 1, 1867., London, 1867, p. 153, no. 703, N7598 S6 1867 (YCBA)

Penelope Treadwell, Johan Zoffany : Artist and Adventurer, , Paul Holberton Publishing, London, 2009, pp. 242-44, NJ18 Z68 T74 2009 (YCBA)

Ellis Waterhouse, Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters in Oils and Crayons, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1981, p. 432, ND466 +W38 Oversize (YCBA)

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1976, pp. 62-63, no. 79, NJ18 Z68 W43 (YCBA)

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011, pp.5,302,308-..., figs. 227 and232, NJ18 Z68 W43 2011 + (YCBA)

Whitechapel Art Gallery, Muhammadan Art and Life in Turkey, Persia, Egypt, Morocco and India, London, 1908, no. 157, Not Available at Yale

George Charles Williamson, English conversation pictures of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, B.T. Batsford, London, 1931, pp. 17-18, pl. L, ND1304 E5 1931 + (YCBA)

John Wilmerding, In honor of Paul Mellon, collector and benefactor, Essays , National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC & Hanover, NH, 1986, pp. 5-6, fig. 4, N7442.2 M455 1986 (YCBA)

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