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Creator:
Willem van de Velde the Younger, 1633–1707, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1672)
Title:
An English Man-of-War, Port View from the Stern
Date:
ca. 1675
Medium:
Pen and brown ink with gray wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper, pasted on contemporary mount made of thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 17 1/4 x 26 7/16 inches (43.8 x 67.1 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 13 15/16 x 23 1/16 inches (35.4 x 58.5 cm), and Sheet: 13 1/8 x 22 3/16 inches (33.3 x 56.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower left: "1—59 | 3"; on mount, lower center to lower right: "The Tiger - | The basis of this is an object from an outline drawing at Greenwich (Ingram C[...]) (MR 2nd vol. 1106 and pub 98) | to upp[...] 1967"; on mount, lower right: "D29771"; on back of mount, center: "AN ENGLISH MAN-O'-WAR, STARBOARD BOW VIEW, | PROBABLY ONE OF THE SIXTY GUN SHIPS, MONRANISED(?) ABOUT 1675, A THIRD RATE SHIP, | BY | WILLIAM VAN DE VELDE THE YOUNGER, | (1633-1707) | COLLECTION - PAUL SANDBY | DRAWINGS EXIST OF THE YORK; PLYMOUTH & MONCK; | THIS DRAWING MIGHT BE OF THE LION; DUNKIRK OR GLOUCESTER."

Collector's stamp of Paul Sandby, embossed, lower left: "P S"

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: "W. V. V."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1964
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | man-of-war | marine art | relief | sculpture | ship
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04)

Publications:
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Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 148-149, cat. 11, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:13089
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