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Creator:
William Anderson, 1757–1837, British
Title:

On a Man-o'-War

Date:
between 1794 and 1799
Medium:
Watercolor, graphite, pen, and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 × 10 1/2 inches (43.2 × 26.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower center: "Black | 5,,6 high | 2,6 | 10,,6 | 26"; in graphite, lower center: "the figure [...] | [...] | of the teller"; inscribed on verso in pen and black ink, upper left: "Mr Masquerier | Tottengham Street | Fitzroy Square"; in pen and black ink, upper right: "Sir | I am afraid you will | not be able to make any thi[ng] | of this you likely will be ab[le] | to place your Figures. & go on | with some part of your | Pictures I will do myself | the pleasure of calling upon yo[u] | in a few Days. If I then can do | any thing assist I will wi[th] | pleasure I am your [...] | 46 Bell Street Wm Anderson | Paddington | [...]"; in graphite, lower center: "D901/ W Anderson 1757-1837 | Watermark 1794. Postmark 1799 | LGD"; in graphite, lower right: "25x19 As pa[...] (Elredge)"

Paul Mellon collector's mark; postmark: 1799; watermark: 1794

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5406
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14858
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