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Creator:
Print made by Pierre Charles Canot, ca. 1710–1777
after Thomas Milton, active 1739–1756
Title:

Geometrical Plan of his Majesty's Dockyard, Deptford

Date:
1755
Materials & Techniques:
Line engraving on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/2 × 28 9/16 inches (54.6 × 72.5 cm), Plate: 19 3/4 × 26 3/4 inches (50.2 × 68 cm), Image: 18 1/2 × 25 9/16 inches (47 × 64.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark

Lettered within image, upper center: "A Geometrical Plan, North Eaft Elevation | Of His Majesty's Dock Yard, at | Deptford; with Part of the Town & c."; center left: extensive inscriptions of references to the plan; center: extensive inscriptions; center right: extensive inscriptions of references to the plan; lower center: "Part of the River Thames"; below: "To the Right Honourable | Henry Arthur Earl of Powis | Viscount Ludlow Baron Powis of Powis Castle Baron Herbert | of Chirbury, and Baron of Ludlow This Plate is humbly Inscrib'd | By his Lordfhip's moft Dutiful and Obedient Servant, Tho: Milton."; below, left: "Thos. Milton Surv. et delint. Publish'd according to Act of"; right: "Parliamt. July 30th. 1755. P.C. Canot Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.277
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boatbuilding | cartographic material | coat of arms | dock | flags | longboats | marine art | marine art | masts | pulling boats | ships | shipyard | town
Associated Places:
Deptford | England | Greater London | Thames | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41928
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One of a series of views of the six Royal Dockyards, which were by the mid-eighteenth century the world's largest industrial complex and the state's biggest investment. These engravings present the dockyards as orderly, efficient, and rational; each makes reference to the specific functions of the dockyard represented, which depended in part on location. Deptford and Woolwich dockyards, close to London on the Thames, were too far from the coast to be useful as naval bases and were used for shipbuilding and storing masts and timber. The Deptford vignettes show the stages in the building of a ship, with its launch at the headpiece. The vignettes along the border of this print show the stages in the building of a ship, with its launch at the headpiece, reflecting the shipbuilding function of the Deptford dockyard.

Gallery label for Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04)

Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, pp. 207, 209-12, cat. 69, no. 69, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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