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Francis Hayman, 1707/8–1776

Jonathan Tyers, with His Daughter Elizabeth, and Her Husband John Wood

Former Title(s):

Said to represent Johnathan Tyers of Vauxhall Gardens with his Daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, John Wood

between 1750 and 1752
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
39 x 34 inches (99.1 x 86.4 cm), Frame: 46 1/2 × 41 × 3 1/2 inches (118.1 × 104.1 × 8.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
canal | dog (animal) | father | husband | men | portrait | statuary | statue | trees | wife | woman
Associated People:
Tyers, Jonathan (1702–1767), pleasure garden proprietor
Wood, John, of Abchurch Lane
Wood (née Tyers), Elizabeth (1727–1802), married John Wood of Abchurch Lane
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Jonathan Tyers, shown seated, was the proprietor of Vauxhall Gardens, the fashionable London pleasure grounds that offered evening concerts and other entertainments on the banks of the Thames. Tyers employed many of the artists in William Hogarth’s circle to decorate Vauxhall’s public spaces; the painting of Quadrille by Gravelot (shown nearby) is a modello for one of these Vauxhall pictures. Tyers was a major patron of Francis Hayman and frequently commissioned family portraits from him. This example may well have been painted to mark the marriage of Elizabeth Tyers (seated) to John Wood (standing to the left). Here, Hayman borrows directly from contemporary French painting, especially the fêtes galantes of Antoine Watteau, who had spent some time in London in 1720 but whose work was mostly known in Britain through prints.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

No More Fog at the Channel - Holbein to Hockney - 500 Years of British Art (Fundación Juan March, 2012-10-05 - 2013-01-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Thomas Gainsborough (Tate Britain, 2002-10-24 - 2003-01-12) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Manners and Morals - Hogarth and British Painting 1700-1760 (Tate Britain, 1987-10-15 - 1988-01-03) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Francis Hayman (Kenwood House, 1987-06-24 - 1987-09-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Francis Hayman (Yale Center for British Art, 1987-04-01 - 1987-05-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Brian Allen, Francis Hayman, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1987, pp. 32, 101-2, 174, no. 23, NJ18 H3324 A54 (YCBA) [YCBA]

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, April 1977, pp. 257-8, pl. V, N1 .A54 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Coke, Vauxhall Gardens, a history , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, pp. 228-29, fig. 168, DA689.G3 C65 2011 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Jonathan Conlin, The pleasure garden , from Vauxhall to Coney Island, , University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2013, pp. 78-80, fig. 3.1, SB451.36.G7 P54 2013 (YCBA) Also available online (ORBIS) [Project Muse] [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 112-113, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Ralph Edwards, Georgian Conversation Pictures, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 257, 258, pl. V, N1 A54 105:2 + (YCBA) Another copy of this article may be found in a separately bound and catalogued copy of this issue located on the Mellon Shelf [call number : N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA)] [YCBA]

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

Susan Rather, The American school : artists and status in the late-colonial and early national era, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2016, pp. 64, 65, fig. 48, N6507 .R38 2016 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale Center for British Art, Selected paintings, drawings & books, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1977, p. 13, N590.2 A82 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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