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Creator:
William Alexander, 1767–1816, British
Title:

The Hindostan at Anchor in the Strait of Mi-a-tau of the City of Ten-choo-fou at the Entrance to the Gulf of Pekin

Additional Title(s):

Graphite Sketches of Horizon

Date:
1793
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and brown ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, blued white laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/8 x 15 1/16 inches (20.6 x 38.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "Lightish"; in pen and brown ink, center: "NNW."; in graphite, lower center: "Red | Sails | Lighter | Red"

Signed in black ink, lower left: "W Alexander f."; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.316
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
East Indiaman | flags | gulf | marine art | men | Royal Navy | sailboats | seamen | ships | strait | wind
Associated Places:
Asia | China
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1957
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