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Portrait by John Francis Rigaud, 1742–1810
landscape by George Robertson, 1749–1788
George Robertson
Former Title(s):
Portrait of an artist. [1776, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
44 1/4 x 34 5/8 inches (112.4 x 87.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
artist | book | drawing | easel | flat | green (color) | ink | landscape painter | man | papers | pen | portrait | sketchbook | sketching | tree | yellow
Associated People:
Robertson, George (c.1748–1788), landscape painter
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Artists' Portraits (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-02-06 - 2002-03-24) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Timothy J. Barringer, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2007, p. 45, fig. 3.4, N8243 S576 B37 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Christie's Sale Catalogue : Catalogue of Pictures by Old Masters and Works of the English School. 13 March 1905., Christie's, 1905, p. 5, lot 24, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 188-189, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Facts and recollections of the XVIIIth century in a memoir of John Francis Rigaud Esq., R.A., member of the Clementine Academy of Bologna, Royal Academician of Stockholm, and historical painter to Gustavus IV. King of Sweden. With poetical remains of Mrs. Mary Rigaud by their son Stephen Francis Dutilh Rigaud, member, and one of the founders of th , 1854, Osborn d76 (BRBL) [ORBIS]

Edward Mead Johnson, Francis Cotes, Phaidon, Oxford, 1976, no. 266, NJ18 C799 A12 J64 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Paul Mellon's Legacy : a passion for British art [large print labels], , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v.3, N5220 M552 P381 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

William L. Pressly, A Portrait of Joseph Nollekens, Connoisseur, vol. 197, no.792, February 1978, pp. 113-14, 115, no. 16, fig. 5, N1 C75 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Stephen Francis Dutilh Rigaud, Facts and recollections of the XVIIIth century in a memoir of John Francis Rigaud Esq., R.A., Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 50, 1984, pp. 24, 61, fig. 6, N12 W35 A1 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sotheby's Sale Catalogue : Catalogue of Fine Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Drawings and Paintings : 7 July 1965, Sotheby's, London, July 7, 1965, p. 24, lot 83, Film B12, Reel 98 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Lyrica Taylor, Climbing the Royal Academy ladder : the portrait of artists by JF Rigaud as 'a mark of friendship', British Art Journal, vol. 23, Spring / Summer 2022, pp. 67-8, fig. 5, N6761 .B74 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

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