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Creator Francis Hayman, 1707/8–1776, British
Title Portrait of a Group of Gentleman, with the Artist
Alternate Title(s) Conversation Piece with a Portrait of the Artist
Canvivial Party
Lord Chesterfield and his friends
Date between 1745 and 1748
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 44 x 56 inches (111.8 x 142.2 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.325
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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People Represented or Subject • Hayman, Francis (1707/8–1776), painter, engraver, and book illustrator
Subject Terms artist | chairs | conversation piece | drawing | drinking | drinking glasses | food | food | goblets | interior | men | oval | painting (visual work) | portrait | screen | self-portrait | sitting | sketchbook | sketching | standing | table | turning | wigs | wine

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. 56, 115, no. 115, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon., Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 225, no. 217, pl. 103, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

John Baskett, Painting in England: 1700-1850, the Collection of English paintings formed by Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon : on Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Richmind, untik August 18th, Connoisseur, Vol. 153, June 1963, pp. 102, 03, N1 C75 + (YCBA)

Art Treasures Exhibition (Manchester, England), Catalogue of the art treasures of the United kingdom., Bradbury and Evans, London, 1857, p. 78, no. 27, N5056 M35 M25 1857 (YCBA)

Elizabeth A. Pergam, The Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857, entrepreneurs, connoisseurs and the public, Ashgate Publishing, Surrey, UK, England Burlington, VT, 2011, p. 311, No. 27 in AT Exh, N5056 M35 P47 2011 (YCBA)

Kenwood House, Paintings, drawings, and prints by Francis Hayman, R.A., 1708-1776, May-September 1960, p. 15, no. 15a, NJ18 H3324 I84 1960A (YCBA)

Christie, Manson & Woods, Ltd., Catalogue of ancient and modern pictures and drawings, Christie's, London, July 20, 1956, p. 19, lot no. 113, X348 C46.1 1956 7 20 (MUDD)

Alice Winchester, English Conversation Pieces from the Mellon Collection, Antiques, vol. 83, April 1963, p. 448, NK1125 A3 v. 83 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

Catherine M. Gordon, British paintings Hogarth to Turner, Frederick Warne, London, 1981, p. 29, ND466 G67 (YCBA)

Kate Retford, The Conversation Piece Making Modern Art in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Yale University Press, New Haven, p. 88, fig. 71, ND1314.4 .R48 2017 (LC) Oversize (YCBA)

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