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Creator:
Richard Gilson Reeve, 1803–1889
Augustus William Reeve, active 1831–1888
Title:

The Favourite steam ships Vivid and Waterwitch, off Orfordness in a Breeze

Date:
1839
Medium:
Colored aquatint on thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25 5/16 × 33 inches (64.3 × 83.8 cm), Plate: 23 × 30 1/2 inches (58.4 × 77.5 cm), and Image: 18 × 26 11/16 inches (45.7 × 67.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "PAINTD BY J.WARD ESQE."; lettered, lower center: "PRINTED BY MCQUEEN | This Plate of the Favourite Steam Ships | VIVID AND WATERWITCH, OFF ORFORDNESS IN A BREEZE, | From a Painting in the Possession of Thomas Griffin, Esqr. is respectfully dedicated to that Gentleman & the other Shareholders of | The Number Union Steam Company, by their obliged & Humble Servant, R.S. Crackles. | Hull, October, 1839"; lettered, lower right: "ENGRAVED BY R.G. & A.W. REEVE."; lettered, lower left: "Builty by Curling Young & Co. | Engines by Seaward & Capel | Limehouse"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14461
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:40116
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