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Creator:
Thomas Sully, 1783–1872, American
Title:
Castle on Cliff, with a Stormy Sea, and Shipwreck at Base of Cliff
Date:
1814
Medium:
Watercolor, graphite, and scratching out on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 13/16 × 8 3/8 inches (27.5 × 21.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, verso, center: "This old fashioned foreground [...] is now | emphatically called the [...] Bridge as those | who can only compose in that way, can only | get into the landscape over it -- besides the | nature of water colours have real depth for it. | not so | Let these be gradations and opposition and | there let your emphasis tell - not too strongly; but | expressively and determinately. | Varley -"; inscribed in pen and brown ink, verso, center left: "Imitation of Turner"; inscribed in graphite, verso, upper right: "17"

Signed and dated in pen and black ink, lower right: "[?]B 1814"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.2755
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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The Beautiful, The Sublime, and The Picturesque (Washington University Gallery of Art, 1984-02-19 - 1984-04-08)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:20065
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