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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:

Sun Under a Cloud

Additional Title(s):

Soleil couvert de nuages

Date:
1745
Medium:
Line engraving and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/16 x 21 9/16 inches (38.3 x 54.7 cm), Plate: 12 x 15 7/8 inches (30.5 x 40.4 cm), and Image: 10 7/8 x 14 15/16 inches (27.6 x 37.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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

Lettered in black ink, upper left: "11"; lower left: "P. Monamy pinxt. | Sun under a Cloud."; lower center: "Published according to Act of Parliament 21 Febry 1745-6 | Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse, Cornhill."; lower right: "Canat Sculp. | Soleil couvert de Nuages."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11974
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
basket | bindle | boats | breeches (trousers) | castle | clouds | coast | coats | flags | fort | galleons | genre subject | gesture | hats | marine art | masts | men | men-of-war | navy | poles | rowboat | sailboats | sails | sea | seamen | ships | shore (landform) | smoke | sun | sunlight | talking
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31760
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