Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
Charles Philips, 1708–1747, British

Title:
Tea Party at Lord Harrington's House, St. James's
Date:
1730
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 40 1/4 x 49 3/4 inches (102.2 x 126.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.503
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
fichus | Furnishings | rug | tables (support furniture) | dresses | coats | group portrait | teapots | cups | saucers | gowns | wigs | portrait | paintings | painting (visual work) | house | sitting | dogs (animals) | cards | architectural subject | conversation piece | waistcoats | chairs | chandeliers | tapestries | card players | interior | men | standing | architecture | officer (military officer) | army | women | doors | food | tea | ruffles | fireplace
Associated Places:
St. James's | London | Westminster | United Kingdom | Greater London | England | Europe | Lord Harrington's House
Currently On View:
On view
Exhibition History:
High Tea : Glorious Manifestations - East and West (Norton Museum of Art, 2014-02-07 - 2015-05-24)

Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29)

Henrietta Howard - Countess of Suffolk (Kenwood House, 1988-06-14 - 1988-09-29)

The Conversation Piece - Arthur Devis & His Contemporaries (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-10-01 - 1980-11-30)

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

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

Publications:
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)

Laurie E Barnes, High tea : glorious manifestations East and West, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, 2014, pp. viii-ix, xiii, 94-95, 161, no. UK 5, fig. 3, GT2905 .B37 2014 (YCBA)

Geoffrey W. Beard, The compleat gentleman, five centuries of aristocratic life , Rizzoli, New York, 1992, p. 128, HT653 G7 B415 1992 (YCBA)

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 254, 258, fig. 5, N5220 M552 A7 1977 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Published as April 1977 issue of Apollo; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 105:2 +]

Julius Bryant, Marble Hill, Twickenham, English Heritage, London, 2002, p. 9, V 0994 (YCBA)

Julius Bryant, Mrs Howard, a woman of reason (1688-1767), English Heritage, London, 1988, pp. 20-21, 25-27, no. 3, DA501 S9 B79 (YCBA)

Ching-Jung Chen, Tea Parties in Early Georgian Conversation Pieces, British Art Journal, vol. 10, Spring / Summer 2009, pp. 33, 34, 37,38 [fn 2], fig. 6, N6761 B74 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Also available online : ORBIS

Ching-Jung Chen, The early Georgian conversation piece : Thesis (Ph. D.)--Rutgers University, UMI Dissertation Services, Ann Arbor, 2001, pp. 123, 137, 174, 193-94, 545-48, cat. no. 127, Available online : ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Ellen G. D'Oench, The Conversation Piece: Arthur Devis & his contemporaries, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, pp. 6, 15, 69, cat. no. no. 49, fig. 4, NJ18 D5151 D64 OVERSIZE

Ralph Edwards, Georgian Conversation Pictures, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 254, 258, fig. 5, 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)]

Elisabeth Fairman, Pleasures and pastimes, exhibition labels , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1990, p. 12, no. 23, DA485 F251 1990 (YCBA)

Elisabeth Fairman, Pleasures and pastimes, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1990, p. 9, no. 23, DA485 F25 1990 (YCBA)

Paul Mitchell, Frameworks, form, function & ornament in European portrait frames , Paul Mitchell Limited, London, 1996, p. 174, fig. 133, N8551 E85 M56 1996 (YCBA)

Mark Hallett, Court, country, city : British art and architecture, 1660-1735, no. 24, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven; London, 2016, pp. 338, 339, fig. 133, N6766 .C68 2016 (YCBA)

John F. Kerslake, Early Georgian portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1977, pp 17, 136, 274, N1090 A591 (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, pp. 2-3 (v. 1).., no. 5, pl. 44, ND466 R68 1964/65 (YCBA) Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 116 (v. 1)..., no. 219, pl. 151, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (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. 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. 58, 120, no. 125, pl. 125, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA)

Kate Retford, The Conversation Piece Making Modern Art in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2017, p. 174, fig. 132, ND1314.4 .R48 2017 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

Aileen Ribeiro, Dress in eighteenth century Europe, 1715-1789, B.T. Batsford, London, 1984, pp. 34-5, GT720 R53 (YCBA)

Charles Saumarez Smith, Eighteenth-century decoration: design and the domestic interior in England, , Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1993, pp. 92-3, no. 73, NK2043 A1 S28 1993 (YCBA)

Yanran Situ,, The Extraordinary in the ordinary : chairs for viewing the world through time, Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong, 2014, p. 148, NK2715 .S94 2014 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

David H. Solkin, Painting for money, the visual arts and the public sphere in eighteenth-century England , The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 1993, pp. 97-8, fig. 28, N5205.7 G7 S65 1993 (YCBA)

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Catalogue of Important Old Master Paintings and Drawings : 23 March 1960, Sotheby's, London, March 23, 1960, p. 26, Lot 66, Film B12 Reel 55 (YCBA)

Christopher Simon Sykes, Private palaces, life in the great London houses. , Chatto & Windus, London, 1985, pp. 96-97, pl. 7, DA688 S79 (YCBA)

Tea Party at Lord Harrington's 1730, Connoisseur, Vol. 199, October 1978, p. 78, N1 C75 + (YCBA)

Works of art from Midland houses : cataloue of an exhibition 18th July to 6th September 1953, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, 1953, p. 18, cat. no. 55, J438 B52F 1953 (LSF)

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. 40 (v. 1)..., no. 151, pl. 44, ND466 Y35 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:987