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Creator:
William Hay, active 1776–1797, British
formerly attributed to William Kay, active 1795
Title:

Seamstresses, St. Kitts, Carribean

Date:
1798
Medium:
Watercolor over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 5/8 × 4 7/8 inches (16.8 × 12.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscription on piece of paper removed from verso, now in object file, brown ink: "Two Seamstresses of Basseterre - St Kitts St K | Taken at 6 o'clock in the morn'g | presented to Wm. Corbett Esq'r | by his friend Wm. Hay."

Signed and dated in graphite, lower center: " WH 1798."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.2639
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
costume | figure study | headgear | necklaces | seamstresses | women
Associated Places:
Saint Kitts
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:10813
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