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Creator:
Charles Philips, 1708–1747, British
Title:

The Watson-Wentworth and Finch Families

Former Title(s):

The Finch Family

Date:
ca. 1732
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 39 1/2 x 49 inches (100.3 x 124.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed, lower left: "C Philip[?] Pinxit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.67
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
buildings | children | daughters | dog (animal) | men | obelisk | portrait | sons | women
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7722
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The man on the right of the group wearing the Order of the Bath is Thomas Watson-Wentworth, Baron Malton, later 1st Marquis of Rockingham; the woman seated near the center is his wife, Mary Finch, and the rest of the party consists of their five children, a nurse, three of the baroness's sisters and two of her brothers. Thanks to Baron Malton's influence as a powerful landowner, both of his brothers-in-law sat as Whig members of parliament. At the time of the portrait he was engaged in rebuilding his country house, the colossal Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire.

Gallery label for The Paul Mellon Bequest : Treasures of a Lifetime (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-02-17 - 2001-04-29)
The man on the right of the group wearing the Order of the Bath is Thomas Watson-Wentworth, Baron Malton, later 1st Marquis of Rockingham; the woman seated near the center is his wife, Mary Finch, and the rest of the party consists of their five children, a nurse, three of the baroness's sisters and two of her brothers. Thanks to Baron Malton's influence as a powerful landowner, both of his brothers-in-law sat as Whig members of parliament. At the time of the portrait he was engaged in rebuilding his country house, the colossal Wentworth Woodhouse in Yorkshire.

Malcolm Warner

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 24, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA)

Malcolm Baker, The marble index : Roubiliac and sculptural portraiture in eighteenth-century Britain, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2014, pp. 21, 24, fig. 23, NB466 .B355 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Ching-Jung Chen, The early Georgian conversation piece : Thesis (Ph. D.)--Rutgers University, UMI Dissertation Services, Ann Arbor, 2001, p. 136, 542-44, 579-80, cat. 126A, Available online : ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Country houses in Great Britain., Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1979, pp. 5, 33-34, 107, no. 13, pl. 13, N6764 Y34 1979 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 225 (v.1), no. 218, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Kate Retford, The Conversation Piece Making Modern Art in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2017, p. 86, fig. 68, ND1314.4 .R48 2017 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

Malcolm Warner, The Paul Mellon Bequest : treasures of a lifetime, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 24, N5247 M385 P28 2001 (YCBA)


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