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Sawrey Gilpin, 1733–1807
Gulliver Addressing the Houyhnhnms
Former Title(s):
Gulliver Addressing the Houyhnhnms Supposing Them to be Conjurers [1978, Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings, catalogue]
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
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 [ORBIS]

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) [YCBA]

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

Christie's sale catalogue : Choice pictures and drawings of the early English school the property of Mr. E. M. Hodgkins : 29 June 1917, Christie's, London, p. 19, lot 101, Fiche B51 YCBA [ORBIS]

Malcolm Cormack, 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) [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) [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) [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. [YCBA]

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 [ORBIS]

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]

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) [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) [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) [ORBIS]

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) [YCBA]

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

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