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Creator:
Print made by John Sell Cotman, 1782–1842, British
after John Sell Cotman, 1782–1842, British
Published by John Sell Cotman, 1782–1842, British
Title:
Column at Yarmouth to the Memory of Lord Nelson
Date:
1817
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 7/8 x 12 5/8 inches (47.9 x 32 cm), Plate: 18 13/16 x 11 7/8 inches (47.8 x 30.1 cm), and Image: 18 1/4 x 11 inches (46.4 x 27.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "COLUMN AT YARMOUTH TO THE MEMORY OF LORD NELSON. | TO THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL ISAAC PRESTON IUNR. ESQR MAYOR OF YARMOUTH. | DURING WHOSE MAYORALTY THE FIRST STONE OF THE COLUMN WAS LAID ON THE 15 AUGST. 1817. | AND TO WHOSE EXERTIONS THE TOWN IS GREATLY INDEBTED FOR POSSESSING IT | THIS PLATE IS MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED BY HIS OBEDIENT SERVANT, | I. S. COTMAN, | HEIGHT OF THE COLUMN. 140 FEET. | 1817 Drawn, Etched, and Published by J. S. Cotman Yar"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11306
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | architecture | basket | battle | carriage | column (architectural element) | death | dedication (ceremony) | dog (animal) | flags | genre subject | gesture | hats | horses (animals) | laurel | leisure | marine art | masts | mausoleum | memory | men | monument | pointing | sails | sarcophagus | sculptures | ships | statues | sunlight | trousers | war | whip | women
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Isle of Wight | United Kingdom | Yarmouth
Associated People:
Nelson, Horatio, Viscount Nelson (1758–1805), naval officer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30849
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