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Creator:
Willem van de Velde the Elder, ca. 1611–1693, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1672)
Title:
Sketch of a Man-O-War firing Guns
Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/8 × 6 3/16 inches (22.5 × 15.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "[...]"; upper right: "[...]"; center: "7-51"; lower right: "A.17390"; in pen and black ink, lower right: "2.4.6. | [...]"

Paul Mellon collector's mark; watermark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5605
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
guns | man-of-war | marine art | ship
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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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. 145, cat. 8, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:14972
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