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  • Zebra, detail
  • Pumpkin with a Stable-lad, detail
  • Paul Mellon
  • Andrew Mellon
  • Paul Mellon at Dartmouth, in England, aged six
  • Paul Mellon on his way to Omaha Beach
  • Portrait of Basil Taylor
  • The Brick House
  • Alexander Pope
  • Paul Mellon with John Baskett in front of Mr. Mellon's childhood home on Woodland Road in Pittsburgh
  • Paul Mellon with John Baskett at a lawn meet at Oak Spring
  • View of the Yale Center for British Art from the corner of Chapel and High streets
  • The Salk Institute
  • First project, model, Chapel Street facade
  • Second project, model, facades on Chapel and High streets
  • Mock-up of skylight bay, 20 Ashmun Street
  • Paul Mellon and Louis Kahn in mock-up of skylight bay
  • Kimbell Art Museum, vaulted South Gallery with installation
  • Paul Mellon and Kingman Brewster
  • Kenneth Froeberg, Paul Mellon, and Kenneth Borst
  • Jules Prown, Paul Mellon, and Kenneth Froeberg
  • Paul Mellon, Charles Taylor (provost), Kingman Brewster
  • View of the Yale Center from the Art and Architecture building
  • Paul Mellon, Jules Prown, Hannah Gray (background), Frederick Wales, and Marshall Meyers
  • Entrance portico of the Yale Center
  • Paul Mellon, Jules Prown, Kenneth Froeberg, and Marshall Meyers studying the Kahn-Kelly skylight in the fourth-floor bay
  • Jules Prown and Paul Mellon on fourth floor, looking out into entrance court
  • Mrs. Abington as Miss Prue in Love for Love by William Congreve
  • Dort, or Dordrecht, the Dort Packet-boat from Rotterdam Becalmed, detail
  • Turf, with Jockey Up, at Newmarket, detail
  • Peace Embracing Plenty
  • The Camden Town Murder, or What Shall We Do for the Rent?
  • Staffa, Fingal's Cave, detail
  • Wreckers—Coast of Northumberland, with a Steam-boat Assisting a Ship off Shore
  • Stratford Mill
  • The Channel Sketchbook
  • Favourites, the Property of H.R.H. Prince George of Cambridge, detail
  • Hyena with a Groom on Newmarket Health
  • Lustre, Held by a Groom
  • Marcellus Laroon, book jacket
  • The English Icon: Elizabethan and Jacobean Portraiture, book jacket
  • Hogarth: His Life, Art, and Times, book jacket
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds: A Complete Catalogue of His Paintings, book jacket
  • The Paintings of J. M. W. Turner, book jacket
  • The Later Paintings and Drawings of John Constable, book jacket
  • Exterior, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
  • Library, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
  • Seminar room, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
  • Title page from The Beaufort Hunt
  • Frontispiece from Jerusalem
  • Winter, no. 5: Impeded Travellers in a Pine Forest, Upper Canada
  • Frances, Duchess of Richmond
  • Title page from Policronicon
  • Frontispiece from Atlas of the Counties of England and Wales
  • America
  • The Old Library at the Brick House
  • The Abbey Room at the Brick House
  • Going to a Fight
  • Sailors Playing at Leap Frog
  • Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower)
  • A Young Daughter of the Picts
  • Portrait of a Lady
  • Robert Devereux, Second Earl of Essex
  • View of Steiereck on the Danube
  • View of the East Part of Southwark, Looking Towards Greenwich
  • Charles Stuart, third Duke of Richmond and sixth Duke of Lennox
  • View of the Waterhouse and Old St. Paul's, London
  • Celebration on the Thames near Whitehall
  • Man Hunting with a Pointed Staff and a Hound
  • Hare Hunting
  • Wollaton Hall and Park, Nottinghamshire
  • Staghunt
  • Hounds in a Landscape
  • The Beggar's Opera
  • Alexander Pope
  • Warwick Castle
  • The City of Westminster from Near the York Water Gate
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hill
  • Rome from the Villa Madama
  • Temple of Minerva Medica, Rome
  • The Arbra Sacra on the Banks of Lake Nemi
  • Mountainous Landscape
  • Zebra
  • Turf, with Jockey Up, at Newmarket
  • Pumpkin with a Stable-lad
  • Sleeping Leopard
  • Study for the Self-portrait in Enamel
  • Human Figure, Anterior View (Finished Study of Final Stage of Dissection)
  • Tiger, Lateral View, with Skin and Tissue Removed (Finished Study for Table IX)
  • Fowl Skeleton, Lateral View (Finished Study for Table V)
  • Mrs. Abington as Miss Prue in Love for Love by William Congreve
  • The Norman Gate and Deputy Governor's House
  • North West View of Wakefield Lodge in Whittlebury Forest, Northamptonshire
  • Roslin Castle, Midlothian
  • The Gravenor Family
  • A Woodland Pool with Rocks and Plants
  • Landscape with Cattle
  • Wooded Landscape with Castle
  • The Drummond Family
  • Portrait of a Man
  • Academy by Lamplight
  • Harbledown, a Village near Canterbury
  • The Artist and His Family
  • Ambleside
  • General Stevenson
  • Elizabeth, Countess of Hopetoun
  • James Hope, third Earl of Hopetoun
  • The Claudian Aqueduct and Colosseum
  • A View of Rome Taken from the Pincio
  • Tom Conolly of Castletown Hunting with His Friends
  • A View on the Island of Antigua: the English Barracks and Saint John's Church Seen from the Hospital
  • A Market Girl
  • The Browne Family
  • The Rustic Lover
  • Interior of St. Paul's Cathedral
  • The Geographers
  • The Villa Medici, Rome
  • Bay Scene in Moonlight
  • Self-Portrait
  • Galleria di Sopra, Albano
  • The Lake of Albano and Castel Gandolfo
  • A Lady of the Blunt Family
  • The Creation of the Heavens
  • An Audience Watching a Play at Drury Lane Theatre
  • The Duchess of Devonshire and the Countess of Bessborough
  • The Connoisseurs
  • A Worn-out Debauchée
  • The Exhibition Stare-Case, Somerset House
  • Songs of Innocence and of Experience
  • The Progress of Poesy. A Pindaric Ode. On Cythera's day
  • The Bard. A Pindaric Ode. And weave with bloody hands the tissue of thy line
  • Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield
  • The Horse
  • Plate 25: And there was heard a great lamenting in Beulah
  • Plate 35: Then the Divine hand found the Two limits, Satan and Adam
  • Plate 99: All Human Forms identified even Tree Metal Earth & Stone
  • The Artist and his Family
  • The Triumph of Music
  • Queen Square, London
  • City of Lin Tsin, Shantung, with a View of the Grand Canal
  • Muly Moloch
  • A Village Snow Scene
  • George James Welbore Agar-Ellis, later first Baron Dover
  • Eagle, A Celebrated Stallion
  • The Abbey Mill, Knaresborough
  • Mer de Glace, in the Valley of Chamouni, Switzerland
  • On the Washburn
  • Leeds
  • Vesuvius in Eruption
  • Dort, or Dordrecht, the Dort Packet-boat from Rotterdam Becalmed
  • Staffa, Fingal's Cave
  • Venice, The Mouth of the Grand Canal
  • A Paddle-steamer in a Storm
  • The Channel Sketchbook
  • Golding Constable's House, East Bergholt: the Artist's Birthplace
  • East Bergholt Church
  • Fulham Church from across the River
  • Cloud Study
  • Hampstead Heath, with a Bonfire
  • Hadleigh Castle, The Mouth of the Thames—Morning after a Stormy Night
  • Sir Richard Steele's Cottage, Hampstead
  • In Rokeby Park
  • Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye, Dawn
  • Donati's Comet
  • Shepherd Boy Playing a Flute
  • John Gubbins Newton and His Sister, Mary Newton
  • Shipping in an Estuary, Probably near Quilleboeuf
  • Grand Canal, Venice
  • Favourites, the Property of H.R.H. Prince George of Cambridge
  • L'Institut de France, Paris
  • A Frank Encampment in the Desert of Mount Sinai, 1842—The Convent of St. Catherine in the Distance
  • A Moonlit Scene with a Winding River
  • The Weald of Kent
  • The Harvest Moon
  • Death of Abimelech at Thebez
  • Paul Mellon on Dublin
  • Tabvla Prima Evropae
  • Frontispiece, with portrait of Queen Elizabeth
  • Leaves ¶3v–¶4r from his Divers voyages
  • A True description of the naval expedition of Francis Drake, Englishman & Knight, who with five ships departed from the western part of England on 13 December 1577, circumnavigated the globe and returned on 26 September 1580 with one ship remaining, the others having been destroyed by waves or fire
  • The Famouse West Indian voyadge made by the Englishe Fleete of 23 shippes and Barkes
  • Leaves Iv–2r from Account of the Last Voyage Thomas Cavendish
  • The Towne of Secota (Die Statt Secotta)
  • Leaves 13v–14r from Le Livre du Roy Modus et de la Royne Racio
  • Leaves 36v–37r from The craft of venery
  • Leaves e1v–e2r from Le Livre du Roy Modus et de la Reine Racio
  • Leaves f4v–f5r fron The Boke of St. Albans
  • Hunters Going Out in the Morning
  • The Last Field near Nacton Heath
  • The Long Mulberry, with Butterflies and Insects at Baroche
  • Leaves 17v–18r from Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary
  • St. George and the Dragon
  • Pages 44–45 from An Epitome of Painting
  • Leaves 33v–34r (with color chart laid in) from Hints to form the taste & regulate ye judgment in sketching Landscape
  • Pages 20–21 from On the Art of Sketching
  • Autograph letter from John Constable to John Thomas Smith (1766–1833)
  • Pages 125v–126r, showing sketch of Robert's painting Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus
  • A Chart showing the Sea Coast of England and Wales
  • Weighing a Fish after a Haul
  • Bishop's Wood
  • Hop Ground near Maidstone, 1791
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Leaves C5v–C6r from Hier begynneth the book callid the myrrour of the worlde
  • Leaves q6v–q7r, with woodcut of the Wife of Bath
  • Leaves I6v–K1r, with woodcut illustrating Overbearing Pride
  • Pages 230–31 from vol. 1 of Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera
  • Pages 52–[53] from The Art of Illumination and Missal Painting
  • Frontispiece and title page, with designs by Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898) and William Morris (1834–1896)
  • Geographie opus nouissima traductione e Grecorum archetypis castigatissime pressum, detail
  • Frontispiece, with portrait of Queen Elizabeth
  • Divers voyages touching the discouerie of America, and the Ilands adiacent unto the same, made first of all by our Englishmen, and afterward by the Frenchmen and Britons, detail
  • A True description of the naval expedition of Francis Drake, Englishman & Knight, who with five ships departed from the western part of England on 13 December 1577, circumnavigated the globe and returned on 26 September 1580 with one ship remaining, the others having been destroyed by waves or fire
  • The Famouse West Indian voyadge made by the Englishe fleete of 23 shippes and Barkes wherin weare gotten the Townes of St. Iago, Sto. Domingo, Cartagena and St. Augustines: the same beinge begon from Plimmouth in the Moneth of September 1585 and ended at Portesmouth in Iulie 1586, detail
  • Account of the Last Voyage of Thomas Cavendish, detail
  • A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, detail
  • Le Livre du Roy Modus et de la Royne Racio, detail
  • The craft of venery (with chess problems, a treatise on heraldry, and other miscellaneous texts), detail
  • Le Livre du Roy Modus et de la Reine Racio, detail
  • The Boke of St. Albans, also known as The Book of Hawking, Hunting, and the Blasing of Arms, detail
  • Oriental Field Sports: Being a Complete, Detailed, and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East, and Exhibiting, in a Novel and Interesting Manner, the Natural History of the Elephant, the Rhinoceros, the Tiger...the Whole Interspersed with a Variety of Original, Authentic, and Curious Anecdotes, detail
  • The Last Field near Nacton Heath
  • The Long Mulberry, with Butterflies and Insects at Baroche
  • Leaves 17v–18r from Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary
  • St. George and the Dragon
  • An Epitome of Painting Containing Breife Directions for Drawing Painting Limning and Cryoons wth the choicest Receipts for preparing the Colours for Limning and Cryoons, Likewise Directions for Painting on Glass as tis now in use amongst all persons of Quality. And Lastly How to lay the Ground, and work in Mezzo Tinto, detail
  • Hints to form the taste & regulate ye judgment in sketching Landscape, detail
  • Manuscript of an unpublished sequel to Archibald Robertson's Elements of the Graphic Arts, detail
  • Autograph letter from John Constable to John Thomas Smith (1766–1833)
  • Pages 125v–126r, showing sketch of Robert's painting Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus
  • A Compleat Sett of Mapps of England and Wales in General, and of Each County in Particular, Accurately Projected in a New Method and All of Them Original Drawings: Most Humbly Inscribed to His Majesty King George by Francis Negus, Commissioner for Executing the Office of Master of the Horse to His Majesty, detail
  • Sir Joseph Banks's fishery book of the River Witham in Lincolnshire, detail
  • Journal of a Tour Down the Wye, detail
  • Picturesque Views, on the River Medway, from the Nore to the Vicinity of its Source in Sussex: with Observations on the Public Buildings and other Works of Art in its Neighbourhood, detail
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Hier begynneth the book callid the myrrour of the worlde, detail
  • Leaves q6v–q7r, with woodcut of the Wife of Bath
  • This present Boke named the Shyp of folys of the worlde was translated ī the college of saynt mary Otery in the counte of Devonshyre: out of Laten, Frenche, and Doche into Englysshe tonge, detail
  • Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera, detail
  • Pages 52–[53] from The Art of Illumination and Missal Painting
  • The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, detail
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Paul Mellon’s Legacy: A Passion for British Art celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the Yale Center for British Art and commemorates the centennial of the birth of its founder, Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929). Together, the related exhibitions presented at the Yale Center and at the Royal Academy of Arts demonstrate Mr. Mellon’s unparalleled collecting activity in...
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‘Mr. Paul Mellon has long been known as a lover of English art, but it is only in recent years that he has assembled the very remarkable collection which now ranks as one of the finest of its kind either in private or public ownership anywhere in the world.’ Thus wrote Sir Charles Wheeler, the then President of the Royal Academy, on the occasion of the presentation at the Royal Academy...
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George Stubbs painted his beautiful picture of the Zebra (fig. 1) shortly after the animal’s arrival in England. It travelled from the Cape of Good Hope aboard H.M.S. Terpsichore in 1762, and was duly presented to Queen Charlotte. This exotic specimen was installed in the Royal Menagerie, where it was to be found ‘feeding in a paddock near her...
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When I became director of what was then called the Paul Mellon Center for British Art and British Studies in the summer of 1968, the president of Yale, Kingman Brewster, told me that my first job was to recommend an architect. At that time I was an associate professor of the History of Art at Yale, curator of American Art at the Yale University Art Gallery, and a member of the University Committee...
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When Painting in England, 1700–1850, from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon was shown at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1964–65, Basil Taylor characterised the exhibition as having ‘been very much...
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‘One of my failings as a collector may be my lack of curiosity about the lives of the artists, their social and political backgrounds and their places in history. I am also little interested in their techniques, their materials, or their methods of working. I sometimes worry about it, but then I say to...
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Paul Mellon was one of the greatest book collectors of the twentieth century. This may surprise some, for his achievements as an art collector and his role in the creation and expansion of two major institutions, the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) and the National...
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Catalogue: Fine Arts
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