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Creator:
Print made by Pierre Charles Canot, ca. 1710–1777, French, active in Britain
after Thomas Milton, active 1739–1756, British
shipping by John Cleveley the elder, ca. 1712–1777, British
Title:

Geometrical plan of his Majesty's Dockyard near Portsmouth

Date:
1754
Medium:
Line engraving on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 3/4 x 25 1/4in. (47.6 x 64.1cm), Plate: 19 11/16 × 26 9/16 inches (50 × 67.5 cm), and Image: 18 3/4 × 25 3/16 inches (47.6 × 64 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark

Lettered within image, upper center: "A Geometrical Plan, & Weft Elevation | Of His Majesty's Dock Yard near | Portfmouth with Part of the Common & 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 Harbour"; below: "To the Right Honourable | John Montagu Earl of Sandwich | Viscount Hinchingbrook and Baron of St. Neots | This Plate is humbly Inscrib'd by His Lordship's | Moft Obliged and Obedient humble Servant Thos: Milton."; below, left: "Thos. Milton Surv. et delin. Publish'd according to Act of"; right: "Parliamt. April 29. 1754. P.C. Canot Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.279
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41933
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Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, pp. 207, 209-12, cat. 71, no. 71, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)


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