Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, Connecticut, USA

(1974-Present) Biography

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Westminster Bridge with the Lord Mayor's Procession on the Thames

524 USD

Parham Mill, Gillingham
John Constable

237 USD

Osmington Village
John Constable

236 USD

Malvern Hall, Warwickshire
John Constable

303 USD

Brown and White Norfolk
or Water Spaniel

George Stubbs
247 USD

The 3rd Duke of Richmond
with the Charleton Hunt

George Stubbs
310 USD

Two Gentlemen Going a Shooting
George Stubbs
411 USD

Two Gentlemen Going a Shooting, with a View of Creswell Crags
George Stubbs
414 USD

Two Gentlemen Shooting
George Stubbs
409 USD

Water Spaniel
George Stubbs
243 USD

George Stubbs
251 USD

George Stubbs
254 USD

Freeman, the Earl of Gamekeeper, with a Dying Doe and Hound
George Stubbs
355 USD

Bulls Fighting
George Stubbs
299 USD

A Lion Attacking a Horse
George Stubbs
351 USD

A Lion Attacking a Stag
George Stubbs
316 USD

Phaeton with a Pair of Cream Ponies and a Stable-Lad
George Stubbs
364 USD

Brown Horse in a Hilly Landscape
George Stubbs
264 USD

The Countess of Coningsby in the Costume of the Charlton Hunt
George Stubbs
331 USD

Horse Frightened by a Lion
George Stubbs
336 USD

George Stubbs
324 USD

Pumpkin with a Stable-lad
George Stubbs
326 USD

Greenland Falcon
George Stubbs
246 USD

The Farmer's Wife and the Raven
George Stubbs
312 USD

Thomas Wilkinson, M.F.H., with the Hurworth Foxhounds
John Ferneley

614 USD

The Drag of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn
John Ferneley

759 USD

Euxton, with John White Up, at Heaton Park
John Ferneley

598 USD

William Massey-Stanley Driving his Cabriolet in Hyde Park
John Ferneley

540 USD

Miss Catherine Herrick with her Nieces and Nephews
John Ferneley

1040 USD

Edward Horner Reynard and his Brother George Grouse-Shooting At Middlesmoor
John Ferneley

719 USD

The Rev. and Mrs. Henry Palmer with their six younger children at Withcote Hall
John Ferneley

1063 USD

Study of a Saddled Bay Hunter
John Ferneley

292 USD
Mrs James Guthrie (Ellinor Guthrie)
Frederic Leighton
445 USD

The Earl of Shrewsbury's Groom Holding a Hunter
Henry Bernard Chalon
413 USD

Quiz, After His Last Race
at Newmarket

Henry Bernard Chalon
472 USD

The Blacksmith's Shop
Henry Bernard Chalon
359 USD
The Duchess of York's Spaniel
Henry Bernard Chalon
237 USD

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 The Yale Center for British Art at Yale University in downtown New Haven, Connecticut, houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. The collection of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts reflects the development of British art and culture from the Elizabethan period onward.

The Center was established by a gift from Paul Mellon (Yale College Class of 1929) of his British art collection to Yale in 1966, together with an endowment for operations of the Center, and funds for a building to house the works of art. The building was designed by Louis I. Kahn and constructed at the corner of York and Chapel Streets in New Haven, across the street from one of Kahn's earliest buildings, the Yale University Art Gallery, built in 1953. The Yale Center for British Art was completed after Kahn's death in 1974, and opened to the public on April 19, 1977. The exterior is made of matte steel and reflective glass; the interior is made of travertine marble, white oak, and Belgian linen. Kahn succeeded in creating intimate galleries where one can view objects in diffused natural light. He wanted to allow in as much daylight as possible, with artificial illumination used only on dark days or in the evening. The building’s design, materials, and sky-lit rooms combine to provide an environment for the works of art that is simple and dignified.

The Center is affiliated with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art in London, which awards grants and fellowships, publishes academic titles, and sponsors Yale’s first credit-granting undergraduate study abroad program, Yale-in-London.


The collection consists of nearly 2,000 paintings and 200 sculptures, with an emphasis on the period between William Hogarth's birth (1697) to J. M. W. Turner's death (1851). Other artists represented include Thomas Gainsborough, George Stubbs, Joseph Wright, John Constable, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Lawrence, Robert Polhill Bevan, Stanley Spencer, Barbara Hepworth, and Ben Nicholson.

The collection also has works by artists from Europe and North America who lived and worked in Britain. These include Hans Holbein, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Canaletto, Johann Zoffany, John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, and James McNeill Whistler.

Some areas of emphasis of the collection are small group portraits, known as "conversation pieces", including those by Hogarth, Gainsborough, Zoffany and Arthur Devis; landscape paintings by Gainsborough, Richard Wilson, Constable, Richard Parkes Bonington and Turner; and British sporting and animal paintings, featuring George Stubbs, John Wootton, Benjamin Marshall, and Alfred Munnings. Other genres include marine paintings, represented by Samuel Scott and Charles Brooking; London cityscapes; travel art from India, scenes of Shakespearean plays, and portraits of actors.

Sculptors represented include Louis-Francois Roubiliac, Joseph Nollekens, Francis Chantrey, Jacob Epstein, and Henry Moore.

The collection of 20,000 drawings and watercolors and 31,000 prints features British sporting art and figure drawings. It includes works by Hogarth, Paul Sandby, Thomas Rowlandson, William Blake, John Constable, Samuel Palmer, Richard Parkes Bonington, John Ruskin, J. M. W. Turner, Walter Sickert, Duncan Grant, Paul Nash, Edward Burra, Stanley Spencer, Augustus John, Gwen John, and the Pre-Raphaelites.

The Center's collection of rare books and manuscripts comprises 35,000 volumes, including maps, atlases, sporting books, and archival material of British artists. It also has some 1,300 leaves originating in illustrated incunabula. The collection also includes a complete set of William Morris’s Kelmscott Press publications as well as a growing collection of contemporary artists’ books. The core of the collection of illustrated books is the material amassed by Major J. R. Abbey‚ one of the first collectors of British color-plate books, and includes more than 2‚000 volumes describing British life‚ customs‚ scenery‚ and travel during the period 1770–1860. The Center’s collection also contains a significant number of early maps and atlases.

The four-floor Center offers a year-round schedule of exhibitions and educational programs, including films, concerts, lectures, tours, symposia, and family programs. It also provides numerous opportunities for scholarly research, including residential fellowships. Academic resources of the Center include the reference library (40,000 volumes) and photo archive, conservation laboratories, and a study room for examining works on paper from the collection.

The Center is open to the public free of charge six days a week, and is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums program. 

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