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Creator Attributed to Joseph Highmore, 1692–1780, British
Formerly attributed to William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
Title Figures in a Tavern or Coffee House
Alternate Title(s) The Coffee House Politicians
Figures in a Coffee-House
Date ca. 1725 or after 1750
Medium Oil on panel
Dimensions 7 3/4 x 18 1/4 inches (19.7 x 46.4 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B2001.2.86
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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Subject Terms drinking | food | genre subject | men | party | tavern | woman

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. 33 (v.1), no. 113, 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. 33 (v.1), no. 109, ND466 R68 1964 65 (YCBA) , Also available on Microfiche: Fiche B214 (YCBA)

Luke Herrmann, The Paul Mellon Collection at Burlington House, Connoisseur, v. 157, no. 634, December 1964, p. 214, N1 C75 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) , Another copy available in YCBA Vertical File Collection: v 2334

Vic Gatrell, The first bohemians, life and art in London's golden age, Allen Lane, London, 2013, p. 180-81, Pl. 9, NX544.L6 G37 2013 (YCBA)

Kat Eschner, This 17th-Century “Women’s Petition Against Coffee” Probably Wasn’t About Women, or Coffee,, Smithsonian, October 2, 2017, Available Online

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