Martha Gunn, Bather at Brighton
- Watercolor on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
- 5 7/16 × 8 9/16 inches (13.8 × 21.7 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Martha Gunn"; in pen and black ink, lower left: "John Nixon. Del. 1795"; lower center: "Martha Gunn"; in pen and black ink, lower right: "Brighton Bathers on a Stormy Day"; inscribed on mount in pen and black ink, lower center: "Martha Gunn, Bather at Brighton | nearly Seventy Years. Died 2nd May 1815 aged 88. | Buried in Brighton Church Yard."; in graphite, lower right: "9"
Signed in gray ink, lower right: "JN | 1791"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawings & Watercolors
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- chairs | cloaks | dresses | figure study | hats | portrait | women
- Associated Places:
- Brighton | East Sussex | England | Europe | United Kingdom
- Associated People:
- Gunn, Martha (1726-1815), the most famous of Brighton's bathing women (also known as "dippers"), was born in the seaside village of Brighthelmstone (Brighton)
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John Nixon, ca. 1760–1818, British, Martha Gunn, Bather at Brighton, 1791
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