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Cleveley, John, 1747–1786
Twelve views of ships in variety of weather [graphic] / by J. Cleveley junr.
[London] : Printed for Carington Bowles, map & printseller, no. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London, published as the act directs, 1 Jany. 1772.
Physical Description:
12 prints : engravings ; plate marks 18 x 28 cm, on sheets 23 x 35 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 39
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title from top margin of print 1.
Prints have parallel titles in English and French.
"Book 15" of 31 sets of prints published by Carington Bowles, 1771-1785. A contemporary advertisement for the series notes: "Various sets, or books, of beautiful and entertaining prints, on half sheets of fine demy paper; containing 12 prints in each. Price 3s. plain, or 8s. each book, finely coloured. Printed for and sold by the proprietor Carington Bowles, at his map and print warehouse, no. 69, St. Paul's Church Yard, London."
Bowles, C. Carington Bowles's new and enlarged catalogue of useful and accurate maps, charts, and plans. London, 1784, page 140
BAC: British Art Center copy unbound, in contemporary (?) brown paper wrappers. Uncolored. Housed with the 30 other sets of prints in this series. With the printed advertisement (1 sheet) listing the 31 sets.
Subject Terms:
Marine prints -- 18th centtury.
Ships -- England -- Pictorial works.
Shipwrecks -- Pictorial works.
Warships -- England -- Pictorial works.
Engravings -- 1772.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.

  • 1. A calm at noon in a harbour = Un calme a midy dans un port de mer
  • 2. A gentle breeze, with a man of war coming to anchor = Une petite briefe, avec un vaisseau de guerre mouillant
  • 3. A frigate saluting = Une fregate saluante sur mer
  • 4. In a light breeze proceeding to sea = Dans un brise mettant à la voile
  • 5. Yachts, with a convoy on the Dutch coast = Des yachts, avec un convoi sur la cote d'Holande
  • 6. In a fresh gale, coming to receive orders = Un navire dans un vent frais, approchant pour recevoir des ordres
  • 7. Returning from sea in a hard gale of wind = Retour de la mer aprés un grand coup de vent
  • 8. In a strong breeze sailing up a wind with stay-sails set = Dans une forte brise le vent en poupe mettant les estaies
  • 9. A calm by moon light with a sea port = Un calme au clair de lune, avec un port de mer
  • 10. Scuding into port under foresail in a storm = Se sauvant au port avec la seule misaine dans une tempete
  • 11. In a storm, under reefed courses = Dans une tempete, avec les bas voiles racourcis
  • 12. A shipwreck by night with lightning = Un naufrage pendant la nuit avec des eclairs.

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