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Creator:
Pierre Charles Canot, ca. 1710–1777, French, active in Britain
after Richard Wilson RA, 1714–1782, British, active in Italy (1750–56)
Title:

The Great Bridge over the Taafe

Date:
1775
Medium:
Line engraving and etching with hand coloring on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 5/8 x 24 5/8 inches (44.8 x 62.5 cm) and Plate: 16 x 21 3/8 inches (40.6 x 54.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed, verso, in graphite, lower left: "16403 | 7 4/20"; in graphite, lower right: "(IR74/658)"

Paul Mellon collector's mark

Lettered lower left: "Richard Wilson pinxt."; lower left: "THE GREAT BRIDGE OVER THE TAAFFE, | in South Wales."; | lower right: "LE GRAND PONT SUR LA TAAFFE, | dans la Principauté de Galles."; lower right: "P.C.Canot Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14574
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bridge (built work) | clouds | hills | houses | islands | rivers
Associated Places:
Taff
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40402
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