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Creator:
Richard Bentley, 1708–1782, British
Title:
A Prospect of Vapourland
Date:
1759
Medium:
Brown and black ink and wash over graphite on moderately thick, rough, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 1/2 x 24 7/8 inches (47 x 63.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink, center: "A Prospect of Vapourland | The Batavia Plane Tree | The Dragon Tree | The Ficus Peoeides maximus canle Hibernica | foliis Linatis | The Rattan palm Tree | Lapis Andromorphites | The Gibbet Tree | Mount Lion | Phisic road | Calves-head hillock | the [Sky after Ploonius] | By Wm Bentley 1759"; in graphite lower center: "[...] | [...1844]"

Signed and dated on verso in pen and brown ink, center: "Wm Bentley 1759"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.188
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animals | bats (animals) | birds | clouds | dead | hills | landscape | leaves | lion | men | rats | snakes | Surrealist | tent | trees | women
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Fantastic Illustration and Design in Britain 1850-1930 (Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, 1979-06-05 - 1979-09-02)

Fantastic Illustration and Design in Britain 1850-1930 (Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1979-03-28 - 1979-05-13)

Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill (Victoria and Albert Museum, 2010-03-06 - 2010-07-04)

Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill (Yale Center for British Art, 2009-10-15 - 2010-01-03)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12131
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