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Sawrey Gilpin, 1733–1807

Gulliver Taking His Final Leave of the Land of the Houyhnhnms

Former Title(s):

Gulliver Taking his Final Leave of his Master, the Sorrel Nag, Etc., and the Land of the Houyhnhnms [1978, Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings, catalogue]

Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas on canvas
41 x 55 inches (104.1 x 139.7 cm)

Signed, lower left: "S. Gilpin"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
animal art | beach | black | boat | brown | cliffs | literary theme | rope | sailboat | sea | shore (landform) | trees | 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]

Robert Baker, Observations on the pictures now in exhibition at the Royal Academy, Spring Gardens, and Mr. Christie's by the author of the Remarks on the English language, John Bell, the publisher, London, 1771, p. 24, no. 43, Eighteenth Century Collections (Gale) Available On Line [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. 18, lot 94, Fiche B51, Fiche# 1408 (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]

Malcolm Cormack, Country pursuits: British, American, and French sporting art from the Mellon collections in the Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts, , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Charlottesville, 2007, pp. 22-23, fig. 20, ND1383 G7 V57 2007 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Elizabeth Duthie, Gulliver Art, Scriblerian, Vol. 10, 1978, pp. 127-31, Z2012 S36 (SML) [ORBIS]

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867 : A Catalogue : The Paul Mellon Collection, , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, pp. 116-17, no. 111 [2], pl. 42, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Donna Landry, The Bloody Shouldered Arabian and Early Modern English Culture, Criticism, Vol. 46, No. 1, Winter 2004, p. 61, fig. 5, Available online Available online at muse.edu [ORBIS]

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]

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.122-27,, N1 B87 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Society of Artists of Great Britain, A catalogue of the pictures, sculptures, models, designs in architecture, drawings, prints, etc. : exhibited at the great room in Spring Gardens, Charing Cross, April the twenty-sixth, 1771 / by the Royal Incorporated Society of Artists of Great Britain,, London, UK, 1771, p. 6, no. 43, N5055 S6 C3 1760A (YCBA) Also Available online (Eighteenth Century Collections Online) [YCBA]

Malcolm Warner, Stubbs and the Horse, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2004, p. 103-06, fig. 99, NJ18 St915 W37 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale Center for British Art, Selected paintings, drawings & books, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1977, p. 27, N590.2 A82 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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