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Francis Hayman, 1707/8–1776, British

Portrait of a Group of Gentleman, with the Artist

Former Title(s):

Conversation Piece with a Portrait of the Artist

Canvivial Party

Lord Chesterfield and his friends

between 1745 and 1748
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 44 x 56 inches (111.8 x 142.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
artist | chairs | conversation piece | drawing | drinking | drinking glasses | food | food | goblets | interior | men | oval | painting (visual work) | portrait | screen | self-portrait | sitting | sketchbook | sketching | standing | table | turning | wigs | wine
Associated People:
Hayman, Francis (1707/8–1776), painter, engraver, and book illustrator
On view in the galleries
IIIF Manifest:

Art Treasures Exhibition (Manchester, England), Catalogue of the art treasures of the United kingdom., Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857, p. 78, no. 27, N5056 M35 M25 1857 (YCBA)

John Baskett, Painting in England: 1700-1850: the Collection of English paintings formed by Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon : on Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, until August 18th, , Connoisseur, Vol. 153, London, June 1963, pp. 102, 03, N1 C75 + (YCBA)

Catalogue of the art treasures of the United Kingdom : collected at Manchester in 1857., Bradbury and Evans, London, p. 78, no. 27, Fiche B1244 Fiche.N.2.216 (SML and available online: HathiTrust)

Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Catalogue of ancient and modern pictures and drawings, Christie's, London, July 20, 1956, p. 19, lot no. 113, X348 C46.1 1956/7/20 (MUDD)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, p. 110-111, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 29, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Kenwood House, Paintings, drawings, and prints by Francis Hayman, R.A., 1708-1776 , May-September 1960, p. 15, no. 15a, NJ18 H3324 I84 1960A (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 225, no. 217, pl. 103, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Elizabeth A. Pergam, The Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857, entrepreneurs, connoisseurs and the public , Ashgate Publishing, Surrey, UK, England Burlington, VT, 2011, p. 311, No. 27 in AT Exh, N5056 M35 P47 2011 (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. 56, 115, no. 115, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA)

Kate Retford, The Conversation Piece Making Modern Art in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2017, p. 88, fig. 71, ND1314.4 .R48 2017 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

The companion to a walk through the Art Treasures Exhibition of Paintings and Engravings at Old Trafford Palace, A. Ireland and Co., Manchester : UK, p. 39, no. 27, Fiche B1244 Fiche.N.4.2.233 (SML and available online: HathiTrust)

Alice Winchester, English Conversation Pieces from the Mellon Collection, Antiques, vol. 83, April 1963, p. 448, NK1125 A3 v. 83 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

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