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Creator:
Thomas Hearne, 1744–1817, British
Title:
Transept of Melrose Abbey, 1778 Near Old Melrose on the River Tweed, Roxburgh
Date:
1778
Medium:
Gray wash, pen and black ink, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Contemporary drawn border: 13 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches (34.6 x 26.4 cm) and Sheet: 11 7/8 × 8 1/2 inches (30.2 × 21.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in pen and gray ink, lower right: "Transept of Melrose Abbey. 1778."

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: "Hearne"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.412
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
abbey | arches | architectural subject | church | ivy | lonely | plants | ruins | shadows | stained glass | transept | windows
Associated Places:
Europe | Melrose | Roxburgh | Scotland | Scottish Borders | Tweed | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Fairest Isle - The Appreciation of British Scenery 1750-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1989-04-12 - 1989-06-25)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:2053
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