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John Feary, ca. 1745–1788

One Tree Hill, Greenwich, with London in the Distance

Former Title(s):

The Thames from One Tree Hill, Greenwich

A View from One Hill Tree, in Greenwich Park [1779, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

Family group on One Tree Hill with a View of the Thames and Greenwich

Oil on panel
27 1/2 x 48 inches (69.9 x 121.9 cm), Frame: 35 1/8 × 55 1/2 × 2 1/2 inches (89.2 × 141 × 6.4 cm)

Signed and dated in yellow-green paint, lower right: "John Feary pinx April 5 1779"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
conversation piece | deer | family | hats | hill | landscape | men | people | tree | view | women
Associated Places:
England | Greater London | Greenwich | London | Thames | United Kingdom
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Juxtapositions (Yale Center for British Art, 1997-11-19 - 1998-01-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10-20 - 1983-02-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Conversation Piece - Arthur Devis & His Contemporaries (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-10-01 - 1980-11-30) [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]

Christie's sale catalogue: Catalogue of Fine Pictures by Old Masters : 24 October 1958, Christie's, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, October 24, 1958, p. 15, lot 67, Fiche B51 (YCBA) Hard Copy Avaiable; X348 C46 I.1958/10/24 (LSF) [Contact haasalsc@yale.edu to request item] [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 92-93, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ellen G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis & his contemporaries, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, pp. 28, 76, cat.no. 65, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE [ORBIS]

Exhibition Catalogue. 1779. 11th., , Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 11, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1779, p. 9, no. 90, N5054 A53 v. 1:1, 1-13 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Maurice Harold Grant, A chronological history of the old English landscape painters (in oil) from the XVIth century to the XIXth century, (describing more than 800 painters) , F. Lewis, Publishers, Limited, Leigh-on-Sea, UK, 1974, v. 4, p. 258, ND1354 G73 1971+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

Algernon Graves, The Royal Academy of Arts, A complete dictionary of contributors and their work from its foundation in 1769 to 1904 , , Henry Graves & Co., London, 1905 - 1906, v. 3, p. 95, 1779, no. 90, N5054 G73 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 101, 193, no. VI.14, pl. 80, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, pp 45, 47, 48, fig. 35, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 137 (v.1), no. 260, pl. 82, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (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. 55, 115, no. 114, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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