Yale Center for British Art

Creator:
John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Title:
Death on a Pale Horse
Date:
ca. 1775
Materials & Techniques:
Pen and black ink and gray ink on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 24 5/8 x 18 1/2 inches (62.5 x 47 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1993.30.109
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
vultures | swords | hands | bodies | fear | running | monsters | begging | dying | religious and mythological subject | mist | falling | skulls (skeleton components) | dragon | horseback riding | skeletons | crowns | clouds | pleading | horse (animal) | grass | death
Currently On View:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
It's Alive! Frankenstein at 200 (The Morgan Library & Museum, 2018-10-12 - 2019-01-27)

The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05)
Publications:
David Bindman, William Blake : His art and times, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1982, p. 81, no. 20, NJ18 .B57 B524 (LC)+ Oversize YCBA

Sarah ( Sarah Helen ) Monks, Living with the Royal Academy : artistic ideals and experiences in England, 1768-1848, Ashgate Publishing, Burlington, 2013, pp. 162-64, fig. 7.4, N332.G753 L665 2013 (YCBA)

Mortimer's 'Death on a Pale Horse', Burlington Magazine, 112, 1970, pp. 529-535, N1 .B87 Oversize YCBA

Musée du Petit Palais, La peinture romantique anglaise et les preraphaelites : [exposition au] Petit Palais, janvier-avril, 1972, Les Presses Artistiques, Paris, 1972, no. 198, ND467 .P37 1972 YCBA

Benedict Nicolson, John Hamilton Mortimer A.R.A., 1740-1779: Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London, 1968, p. 31, no 44, NJ18 M8507 N53 (YCBA)

Patrick Noon, A Princely Amateur, Paul Mellon and his Collection of British Drawings , Master Drawings, vol. 38, no. 3, Master Drawings Association, Inc., Fall, 2000, pp. 343-44, fig. 6, NC1 M37 (YCBA) Another copy available as item VF 2329

Ulrich Raulff, Das Letzte Jahrhundert der Pferde : Geschichte einer Trennung, C.H. Beck, Munich, 2015, p. 283, SF283 .R38 2015 (YCBA)

J. Sunderland, John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works, Volume of the Walpole Society, Vol. 52, 1986, p. 167, no. 100, fig. 176, N12 W35 A1 vol 52 + (YCBA)

Scott Wilcox, Line of beauty : British drawings and watercolors of the eighteenth century, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, p. 45, no. 33, NC228 W53 2001 (YCBA)
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4101