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Creator:
unknown artist, eighteenth century
after unknown artist
Title:

William, Earl of Craven

Date:
1791
Medium:
Engraving on slightly textured, medium, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/4 x 7 15/16in. (31.1 x 20.2cm), Plate: 9 1/8 × 7 inches (23.2 × 17.8 cm), and Image: 7 1/2 × 6 1/4 inches (19.1 × 15.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower center: "WILLIAM EARL OF CRAVEN | From a Picture in Craven Buildings Drury Lane. This Nobleman was | Son of Sir Wm. Craven Lord Mayor of London; gained great repuation as a Soldier under Henry | Prince of Orange & Gustavis Adolphus King of Sweden, & took the strong fortress of Curlznack in | Germany by storm, which is one of the most extraoridnary actions recorded in the history of the Great | Gustavius, who Knighted him as he lay wounded before the said fortress"; lower right: "Granger Vol. 3 p. 210 Pennant"; lower center: "Pubd. April 2 1791 by N. Smith No 18 Gt Mays Buildings"; lettered inside image, center: "WC", "WC"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.15235
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:32049
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