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John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British

Portrait of a Man and a Boy Looking at Prints

Former Title(s):

Gentleman and Boy Looking at Prints

between 1765 and 1770
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 inches (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
art | boy | breeches (trousers) | buckles | busts | chair | chemise | child | connoisseurship | conversation piece | engravings | father | fireplace | genre subject | light | man | oval | portfolio (group of works) | portrait | redingote (overcoat) | sculptures | shoes (footwear) | son | stockings | taste (aesthetics) | urn | window
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

The New Child - The Origins of Modern Childhood in English Art 1730-1830 (Joslyn Art Museum, 1996-03-09 - 1996-05-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The New Child - The Origins of Modern Childhood in English Art 1730-1830 (Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 1995-12-10 - 1996-02-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The New Child - The Origins of Modern Childhood in English Art 1730-1830 (Berkeley Art Museum, 1995-08-23 - 1995-11-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painting in England 1700-1850 - From The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

A Great Collection of British Pictures in Virginia, The Times (London), Issue No. 55689, May 1, 1963, p. 5, Available Online : Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfilm: Film An T482 (SML) [ORBIS]

Christie's sale catalogue : Hackwood Park : 20-22 April 1998, Christie's, 1998, p. 280, lot 746, Auction Cat 1998 April (YCBA) [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. 164-165, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Stephen Lloyd, The Intimate Portrait: Drawings, Miniatures and Pastels from Ramsay to Lawrence, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh; London, 2008, p. 222, ND 1314.4 L56 2008 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Benedict Nicolson, John Hamilton Mortimer A.R.A., 1740-1779: Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, 1968, p. 21, no. 18, NJ18 M8507 N53 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, The Royal Academy of Arts Winter Exhibition 1964-65., , Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, 1964, p. 58 (v.1), no. 211, pl. 43, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 125 (v.1), no. 237, pl. 140, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [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. 50, 106, no. 91, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Charles Saumarez Smith, Eighteenth-century decoration: design and the domestic interior in England, , Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1993, pp. 258-9, no. 249, NK2043 A1 S28 1993 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Catalogue of fine eighteenth and nineteenth century drawings and paintings : 24 February 1960, Sotheby's, London, February 24, 1960, p. 39, lot 137, Auction Catalogues (YCBA) [YCBA]

James Christen Steward, New Child, British Art and the Origins of Modern Childhood, 1730-1830 , University Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, 1995, pp. 56, 125, pl. 28, N6766 S78 1995 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. Sunderland, John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works, Volume of the Walpole Society, Vol. 52, 1986, pp. 123, 134, no. 12, fig. 23, N12 W35 A1 vol 52 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Basil Taylor, The Intimate English Portrait, Apollo, v. 77, no. 14, April, 1963, pp. 273, 275, fig. 8, N1 A54 + (YCBA) Another Copy also available in Vertical File : V 1168 [YCBA]

Alice Winchester, English Conversation Pieces from the Mellon Collection, Antiques, vol. 83, April 1963, p. 447, NK1125 A3 v. 83 OVERSIZE (HAAS) [ORBIS]

Yale University Art Gallery, Painting in England, 1700-1850, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, [exhibition at] Yale University Art Gallery, April 15-June 20, 1965. , vol. 1, W. Clowes and sons, New Haven, 1965, p. 38 (v.1), no. 141, pl. 43, ND466 Y35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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