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Creator:
William Simpson, 1823–1899, British
Title:
Elephant Battery
Date:
1864
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on medium, cream, slightly textured wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 5/8 x 14 1/4 inches (27 x 36.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in artist's hand in pen and brown ink lower left: "Elephant Battery"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink lower right: "Wm Simpson. 1864"

Signed and dated lower right: "Wm Simpson. | 1864"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.264
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | batteries | cannons | conflict | elephants (animals) | historical subject | soldiers
Associated Places:
India
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Block Museum of Art, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Toledo Museum of Art, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Portland Art Museum, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

Painting Networks - Romantic and Victorian Watercolors (Chazen Museum of Art, 2012-09-22 - 2012-12-02)

Publications:
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Scott Wilcox, British watercolors, drawings of the 18th and 19th centuries from the Yale Center for British Art , Hudson Hill Press, New York, 1985, no. 71, pl. 71, ND1928 W533 1985 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12229
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