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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

A Ship in Distress

Additional Title(s):

Vaisseau en danger

Line engraving and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, blued white laid paper
Sheet: 14 7/8 x 21 13/16 inches (37.8 x 55.4 cm), Plate: 11 3/4 x 15 13/16 inches (29.9 x 40.2 cm), and Image: 10 9/16 x 14 15/16 inches (26.8 x 37.9 cm)

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: "6"; lower left: "Monamy pinxt. | A SHIP IN DISTRESS. | Design'd to represent the loss of the Victory by a violent Storm near the Race of Alderney | in the Year 1744. Sr. John Balchen the Admiral, & upwards of 1000 [^Men] were on boars & unhappily | perish'd in the Waves."; lower center: "Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 21 Febry. 1745-6. | Printed for John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill."; lower right: "Canot sculp. | VAISSEAU EN DANGER | Cette Estampe represente la Perte du Vaisseau la Victoire pres du Raz de Aurigni dans une grande | Tempete lan 1744. le Chevalier Jean Balchen Admiral, & plus de 1000 Hommes d'Equipage y Perit | Malheureusement."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
channel (water body component) | clouds | death | flags | galleons | light | marine art | masts | men-of-war | meteorology | rocks (landforms) | sails | science | sea | ships | shipwreck | sky | storm | waves (natural events)
Associated Places:
Alderney Race | Europe
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