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John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British

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

early 1760s
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 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

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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

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