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Creator:
Print made by Samuel William Reynolds, 1773–1835, British
after James Northcote, 1746–1831, British
Title:
Death of Captain Alexander Hood
Date:
1798
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 1/8 × 26 1/2 inches (56.2 × 67.3 cm), Plate: 21 3/4 × 25 7/8 inches (55.2 × 65.7 cm), and Image: 19 3/4 × 25 3/8 inches (50.2 × 64.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark: "J Whatman | 1794" Paul Mellon Collector's mark

Lettered, lower left: "Northcote, Pinxit."; lettered, lower center: "LONDON Publish'd Octr. 1st 1798, by Jeffryes & Co. Ludgate Hill. | To the Right Honorable Lord Hood | This Plate of the Death of Capt. Alexander Hood who Gloriously Fell in the MOment of Victory on the 21st of April last, | is by Permission respectfully Dedicated by his Obliged and Obt. Servant John Jeffryes."; lettered, lower right: "Reynolds, Sculpsit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12146
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boats | captain (military officer) | dying | flag | genre subject | military art | sailors | swords
Access:
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Publications:
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Mark (Andrew Mark), Ledbury, James Northcote, history painting, and the Fables, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2014, pp. 106, 108, fig. 101, NJ18.N79 L43 2014 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31941
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