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Sawrey Gilpin, 1733–1807, British

Gulliver Addressing the Houyhnhnms

Former Title(s):

Gulliver Addressing the Houyhnhnms Supposing Them to be Conjurers

Oil on canvas on canvas
Support (PTG): 41 x 55 inches (104.1 x 139.7 cm)

Signed and dated, lower left: "S. Gilpin. 1769."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animal art | black | cliffs | clouds | horses (animals) | literary theme | rocks (landforms) | ship | sky | storm | waterfall | white (color)
Associated People:
Gulliver, Lemuel, fictional protagonist and narrator of 'Gulliver's Travels', a novel written by Jonathan Swift, first published in 1726
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Annual Exhibitions. Royal Academy, Somerset House, Library Panorama, vol. 2, June 1807, pp. 628-29, Available online Available online in British Periodicals database

Christie's sale catalogue : Catalogue of the Valuable Collection of Pictures & Drawings and Engravings of the Early English School of Sir Walter Gilbey : 12 March, 14 March and 15 March 1910, Christie's, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, March 12, 14 and 15, 1910, p. 17, Lot 93, Fiche B51, Fiche# 1408 (YCBA)

Christie's Sale Catalogue : 17 March 1967, Christie's, March 17, 1967, p. 25, Lot 92, Sales Catalogues (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 104-105, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Diana Donald, Picturing animals in Britain, 1750-1850, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2007, p. 203-04, pl. 186, N7660 D67 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, pp. 116-117, no. 111 [1], ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Notes and Queries, Magazine of Art, January 1902, p. 430, N1 M34 + (YCBA) Copy of article in file. Also available online in British Periodicals database.

Observations on the Flemish School of Art [Part 2], Library of the Fine Arts, vol. 3, April 1832, p. 277, Available online Available online in British Periodicals database

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, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Graham Reynolds, Posing on Four Legs, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue No. 4072, April 17, 1981, p. 445, Film S748 (SML) Also Available OnLine in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS)

A.C. Sewter, Four English Illustrative Pictures, Burlington Magazine, Vol. 74, No. 432, March 1939, pp. 122-7, pl. I,A, N1 B87 + (YCBA)

Society of Artists of Great Britain, A catalogue of the pictures, sculptures, designs in architecture, models, drawings, prints, &c. exhibited at the great room in Spring-Garden, Charing-Cross, April the twenty-eighth, 1768, by the Society of Artists of Great-Britain, incorporated by His Maj, William Bunce, London, UK, 1768, p. 5, no. 61, N5055 S6 C3 (RARE BOOKS, YCBA) Also Available Online (18th Century Collections Online - Gale)

Society of Artists of Great Britain, Critical observations on the pictures, which are now exhibiting at the great room, Spring Garden, Charing Cross, J. Murdoch, London, 1768, pp.7-8, no. 61, N5055 S6 C3 1760A v. 1 (YCBA) Also Available on Line (18th Centrury Collections Onlne - Gale)

Malcolm Warner, Stubbs & the Horse, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2004, pp. 103-106, fig. 98, NJ18 St915 W37 (YCBA)

Ellis Waterhouse, Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters in Oils and Crayons, Antique Collectors' Club, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1981, p. 146-6, ND466 +W38 Oversize (YCBA)

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