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Samuel Scott, 1701/2–1772, British

Two Boats with Crews, Study for The Royal William at Sea

Additional Title(s):

Study for A Flagship Shortening Sail

Verso: Graphite Tracing of Recto

A Study of Two Boats Coming alongside the ' Royal Wiliam '

Two Boats coming alongside a First Rater

Brushed black ink, gray wash and graphite; verso: graphite and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 5 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches (14.6 x 27.3 cm)

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "D 742 | Dominic Serres RA.(?) 1722-1793 | L GD"; in graphite, upper right: "22 x 16"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boats | marine art | men | oars | rope | sea | sword
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IIIF Manifest:

A loan exhibition of English drawings and watercolours from the collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon of Upperville, Virginia, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. 67, N5247.M385 L62 (YCBA)

An exhibition of English drawings and water colors from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, February 18-April 1, 1962, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1962, pp. 17, 42, cat. no. 78, Pl. 78, NC228 U6 (YCBA) Copy 2 is on Mellon Shelf

English Drawings and Watercolours from the Mellon Collection, The Times (London), issue no. 56195, December 15, 1964, p. 6, Available online: The Times Digital Archive Also available on Microfilm: Film An T482 (SML)

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 199, cat. 58, no. 58, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

Richard Kingzett, Catalogue of the Works of Samuel Scott, Volume of the Walpole Society, vol. 48, Walpole Society, Oxford, 1982, pp. 92 -93, D76, N12 W35 A1 48+ (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, English drawings and watercolors, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, April 15 - June 20, 1965 , New Haven, 1965, Cat. No. 67, NC228 Y34 (YCBA)

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