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Creator:
Charles Gore, 1729–1807, British
Title:
Chamonix, Mer de Glace
Date:
between 1778 and 1779
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and black ink over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper, pasted on thick, rough, blue wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/16 x 16 13/16in. (25.6 x 42.7cm) and Sheet: 10 × 16 3/4 inches (25.4 × 42.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "Chamouny Glacier"; on back, upper center: "Chamouny"; on back, center right: "D 72"; on back, lower left: "H 15703"

collector's stamp of the Paul Mellon Collection, in blue ink, on back, lower center, within two concentric circles: "PAUL MELLON | COLLECTION"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9731
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
glacier | landscape | mountains | river | sunset | trees
Associated Places:
Alps | Arve | Chamonix-Mont-Blanc | France | Haute-Savoie | Mer de Glace (glacier) | Mont Blanc | Rhône-Alpes
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10 - 1983-02)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10340
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