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Creator:
Print made by Elisha Kirkall, ca. 1682–1742, British
after Willem van de Velde the Younger, 1633–1707, Dutch, active in Britain (from 1672)
Published by John Bowles, 1701–1779, British
Title:
Ships
Date:
1720-1730
Medium:
Mezzotint, printed in blue-green colored ink on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 × 12 13/16 inches (45.7 × 32.6 cm), Plate: 17 3/8 × 12 3/16 inches (44.2 × 31 cm), and Image: 16 7/16 × 12 3/16 inches (41.8 × 31 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed, in graphite, on verso, lower left: […]

Watermark

Lettered below image, lower left: "W. Vanderveld junr. Pinxt."; center: "E. Collectione pranobilis viri Thoma Cook Vice-Camerary. | London Printed for John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhil."; lower right: "E. Kirkall fecit | 5"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14212
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04)

Publications:
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Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 34, 149-150, cat. 14, fig. 25 and no. 14, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38861
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