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Thomas Gainsborough, 1727–1788
The Rev. Humphry Gainsborough
between 1770 and 1774
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
23 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches (59.7 x 49.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
black | man | portrait | white (color)
Associated People:
Gainsborough, Humphrey (bap. 1718, d. 1776), Independent minister and engineer
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Gainsborough's Family Album (Princeton University Art Museum, 2019-02-23 - 2019-06-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Gainsborough's Family Album (National Portrait Gallery, 2018-11-22 - 2019-02-03) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Gainsborough's Family (Gainsborough's House, 1988-06-11 - 1988-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Life and Times of John Joseph Merlin (Kenwood House, 1985-07-18 - 1985-08-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Hugh Belsey, Thomas Gainsborough: The portraits, fancy pictures and copies after old masters, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, p. 337, cat. 351, NJ18.G16 B453 2019 (LC) Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Christie's sale catalgue : Catalogue of modern pictures and water colour drawings : 26 July 1957, Christie's, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, July 26, 1957, p. 19, lot 117, Fiche B51 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 98-99, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

James Hamilton, Gainsborough A Portrait, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, pl. 31, NJ18.G16 H36 2017 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Anthony Mould, Lives of Gainsborough / Philip Thicknesse, William Jackson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles : CA, p. 74-75, NJ18.G16 A12 2021 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 : collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon : Exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, , 1,2, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 131 (v.1), no. 248, pl. 91, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 60 (v.1), no. 216, pl. 23, N5220.M45 R69 1964 (YCBA) [YCBA]

David H. Solkin, Gainsborough's Family Album, National Portrait Gallery, London, p. 135, NJ18.G16 S65 2018 (LC) Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ellis Waterhouse, Preliminary Check List of Portraits by Thomas Gainsborough, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 33, 1948-1950, p. 42, N12 W35 A12 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon : [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965, , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 25 (v.1), no. 89, pl. 23, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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