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Creator Samuel Collings, active 1784–1795, British
Title Frost on the Thames
Alternate Title(s) The Thames Frozen Over, near the Tower of London
Date 1788 to 1789
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 30 3/16 x 48 3/16 inches (76.7 x 122.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/
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Lettering
Label on verso, upper left: “Case 57”; upper left: “Painting in England, 1700-1850 | The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond 20 | Artist: Samuel Collings | Title: ‘The Thames Frozen Over’ |Cat. No. 278 | Medium: Oil on Canvas <Loan No.> | Insure for: Sales Price: | Lender: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon | Address: Upperville, Virginia”; center left: “N.B. This Label to be affixed to the back of the frame (not the canvas) of the Picture | Royal Academy of Arts | Winter Exhibition, 1950-51 | Name of Artist S. Collings. Ser. No. 190 | Title of Work The Thames Frozen over in 1789 | (R.A. 1789) | Name and Address of Owner Miss Joan D. Parkes, | Preyste House, North St. Petworth, Ssx. | (Please correct any particulars not properly given)”; lower left, handwritten: “Samuel Collings. Frost on the | Thames, Exhibited 1789 at R. A. | together with self protrait left to | C.H. Parker (see letter Andrew Jackson | 1864) A & M. Collings (see [...]ills Somerset Ho. Collings probably | descended from [.
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1976.7.99
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1667677
Subject Terms advertising | boats | booths, exhibition | braziers (heating equipment) | cathedral | children | church | cityscape | costume | donkey | fair | fire | flags | frost | genre subject | hotel | ice | market (event) | masts | masts | men | monument | people | river | selling | shovel | signs | snow | staff (walking stick) | stands | tower (building division) | walking | winter | women
Place Represented England | London | St. Paul's Cathedral | Thames | Tower of London | United Kingdom
Publications

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 146 (v.1), no. 278, pl. 29, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)


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. 21 (v.1), no. 20, ND466 Y35 (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. 71 (v.1), no. 257, ND466 R68 1964 65 (YCBA) , Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)


The First hundred years of the Royal Academy, 1769-1868, Winter exhibition, 1951-52., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1951, p. 35, no. 53, N5054 A545 1951 52 (YCBA)


The First hundred years of the Royal Academy, 1769-1868, Winter exhibition, 1951-52., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1951, p. 35, no. 53, Fiche B185 (YCBA)


Basil S. Long, Pictures: Samuel Collins, Connoisseur, Vol. LXXXV, January 1930, p. 30, N1 +C75 85 (YCBA)


Christie's sale catalogue : English pictures and drawings, 1700-1950 : 11 March 1960, Christie's, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, March 11, 1960, p. 22, Lot 107, Fiche B51 (YCBA)


Exhibition Catalogue. 1789. 21st, Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, no. 21, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1789, p. 14, no. 409, N5054 A53 v. 1:2 nos 14-28 (YCBA)


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)

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