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Creator:
Arthur William Devis, 1762–1822, British
Title:
Emily and George Mason
Date:
between 1794 and 1795
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 42 1/2 x 39 inches (108 x 99.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.5
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
arch | boy | brother | chair | children | column (architectural element) | conversation piece | costume | dance | daughter | girl | group portrait | harpsichord | Indian | interior | keyboard (sound device component) | man | music | musical instruments | painting (visual work) | pianoforte | portrait | rifle | servants | sister | son | stool | symbolism | tambourine | toys (recreational artifacts) | woman
Access:
On view
Exhibition History:
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The Conversation Piece - Arthur Devis & His Contemporaries (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-10-01 - 1980-11-30)

The New Child - The Origins of Modern Childhood in English Art 1730-1830 (Berkeley Art Museum, 1995-08-23 - 1995-11-19)

The New Child - The Origins of Modern Childhood in English Art 1730-1830 (Joslyn Art Museum, 1996-03-09 - 1996-05-05)

The New Child - The Origins of Modern Childhood in English Art 1730-1830 (Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 1995-12-10 - 1996-02-04)

Publications:
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Ellen G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis & his contemporaries, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, pp. 28, 78, cat. no. 69, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE

Richard D. Leppert, The Sight of Sound: Music, Representation, and the History of the Body, University of California Press, Berkley, 1993, p. 112, 113, Fig. 44, ML3800 L6 1993

Mario Praz, Conversation Pieces : A Survey of the Informal Group Portrait in Europe and America, , Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University Park, 1971, p. 159, 177, No. 124, ND1304 +P713 Oversize (YCBA)

James Christen Steward, New Child, British Art and the Origins of Modern Childhood, 1730-1830 , University Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 1995, p. 40, 85, Pl. 12, N6766 S78 1995 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Ian Woodfield, Music of the Raj: A Social and Economic History of Music in Late Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Indian Society, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000, p. 31, pl. 4, ML338.3 W66 2000

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:518
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