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John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779
Self-Portrait with His Father and His Brother
Former Title(s):
The Artist and His Brother Charles, After Woodcock-Shooting, With Their Father THomas Mortimer [1978, Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings, catalogue]
early 1760s
Materials & Techniques:
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:
animals | bird | brothers | church | conversation piece | dead | devil | dogs (animals) | family | father | gesture | glove | hand | hounds (dogs) | hunting | landscape | men | painter | plinth | pointing | portrait | rifle | rural | self-portrait | shotgun | siblings | steeple | stone | town
Associated People:
Mortimer, Thomas (1697–1774), a mill owner and customs officer
Mortimer, John Hamilton (1740–1779), painter and etcher
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

In the Company of Cats and Dogs (The Blanton Museum of Art, 2014-06-22 - 2014-09-21) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Noble Exercise - The Sporting Ideal in Eighteenth-Century British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-07-14 - 1982-09-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Javier Arnott Álvarez, "The Conversation Piece". Something more than a portrait, , Under the Sign of Libra, March 4, 2018, https://bajoelsignodelibra.blogspot.com/2018/03/ [Website]

An exhibition of English XVIIIth and XIXth century sporting paintings, The Sporting Gallery, Inc., Middleburg, Virginia, 7th April-30th April, 1964 held in conjunction with Arthur Ackermann & Son Ltd, London, England. , The Sporting Gallery, Inc., Middleburg, VA, 1964, Front Cover, no. 1, DealerCat Sporting Gallery (YCBA) [YCBA]

David S. Brooke, Mortimer at Eastbourne and Kenwood, Burlington Magazine, Vol. 110,no.786, September 1968, p. 533, N1 B87 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, 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 Deuchar, Noble exercise : the sporting ideal in eighteenth-century British art, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1982, p. 40, no. 8, ND1388 G7 D48+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

Judy Egerton, British Sporting and Animal Paintings 1655-1867 : A Catalogue : The Paul Mellon Collection, , Tate Publishing, London, 1978, pp. 128-29, no. 125, Colour Pl.19, ND1383 G7 B75 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery mid-Georgian portraits, 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, London, 2004, p. 350, N1090 A631 2004 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [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]

J. Sunderland, John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works, Volume of the Walpole Society, Vol. 52, 1986, p. 130, No. 29, fig. 46, N12 W35 A1 vol 52 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

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