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Creator:
Charles Brooking, 1723–1759, British
Title:

A Two-Decker on Fire at Night off a Fort

Date:
ca. 1740
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
9 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches (24.4 x 30.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed, lower left: "Aged 17 Years"

Signed, lower left: "C Brooking [P??]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.7.9
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boats | brigs | castle | fire | flames | fort | lifeboats | marine art | night | ocean | people | sea | seascape | ships | shipwreck | smoke
Access:
On view in the galleries
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:252
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