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Samuel Scott, 1701/2–1772

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:

Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Masters of the Sea - British Marine Watercolors (National Maritime Museum, 2005-08-25 - 2005-10-25) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Masters of the Sea - British Marine Watercolors (Yale Center for British Art, 1987-06-10 - 1987-08-02) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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) [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 [YCBA]

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) [ORBIS]

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) [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) [YCBA]

Roger Quarm, Masters of the sea : British marine watercolours, , Phaidon, Oxford, UK, 1987, pp. 71, 90, no. 16, pl. 33, ND2272 G7 Q73 (YCBA) [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) [YCBA]

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