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Creator:
Sawrey Gilpin, 1733–1807, British
Title:

A Perfect Horse

Date:
1760
Medium:
Graphite on medium, slightly textured, beige, laid paper, mounted on, moderately thick, moderately textured, blue, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/16 × 13 1/2 inches (21.4 × 34.3 cm) and Mount: 13 × 16 5/8 inches (33 × 42.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, center left: "The original of this was | drawn by Wm. Seymour, as | his idea of a perfect horse."; inscribed in pen and black ink, on mount, lower left: "S Gilpin 1760"

Watermark with initials GR. (for similar watermarks see Heawood, Edward: Collection of Works and Documents Illustrating the History of Paper. Holland: The Paper Publications Society, 1950 plates 32-36).

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Arthur Weyhe
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1998.32.6(40)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23848
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