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Creator:
Print made by Pierre Charles Canot, ca. 1710–1777, French, active in Britain
after Peter Monamy, 1681–1749, British
Published by John Bowles, 1701–1779, British
Title:

Night and a Ship on Fire

Additional Title(s):

Nuit et vaisseau en feu

Night & a Ship on Fire

Date:
1745
Medium:
Line engraving and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 15/16 x 21 7/16 inches (37.9 x 54.5 cm), Plate: 12 x 15 13/16 inches (30.5 x 40.2 cm), and Image: 10 11/16 x 14 15/16 inches (27.2 x 38 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Collector's stamp of the Paul Mellon Collection, in blue ink, on back, center, within two concentric circles: "PAUL MELLON | COLLECTION"

Lettered in black ink, upper left: "10"; lower left: "P. Monamy pinxt. | Night & a Ship on fire." lower center: "Published according to Act of Parliament 21 February. 1745-6. | Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse, Cornhill."; lower right: "Canat Sculp. | Nuit & Vaisseau en feu."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11973
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
castle | dark | dock | escape | fire | flags | fort | galleons | genre subject | gesture | harbor | lifeboats | marine art | masts | men | men-of-war | mountains | night | oars | pier | pointing | rowboats | rowing | sailboats | sails | sea | seamen | ships | shipwreck | smoke
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31759
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Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, pp. 168, 169, cat. 34, no. 34, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)


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