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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 scene after John Cleveley the elder, ca. 1712–1777, British
Title:

Geometrical Plan of his Majesty's Dockyard, near Plymouth

Date:
1756
Medium:
Line engraving on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper mounted on laid paper
Dimensions:
22 1/16 × 28 13/16 inches (56 × 73.2 cm) and 18 3/4 × 25 5/8 inches (47.6 × 65.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered within image, upper center: "A Geometrical Plan, & Weft Elevation | of His Majesty's Dock Yard, near | Plymouth with the Ordnance Wharfe, & 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 Hamouze"; below: "To the Rt,, Honble,, George Parker, Earl of Macclesfield | Vifcount Parker and Prefident of the Royal Society &c | This Plate is infrib'd by his Lordship's moft obedt,, Servant | Tho. Milton."; below, left: "T. Milton Surv. et delin. According to Act of Parliament"; right: "February 2d. 1756. Shipping by I. Cleveley P.C. Canot Sculp"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.280
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41935
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Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Laura Beach, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Centry British Marine Painting, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, vol. 48, Bee Publishing Company, Newtown, November 4, 2016, p. 31, Avaialble on line: Antiques and the Arts Weekly website URL : http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/AAW/default.aspx ; Yale does not retain hardcopy; available on microfilm at Connecticut State Library [ORBIS]

Laura Beach, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Centry British Marine Painting, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, vol. 48, Bee Publishing Company, Newtown, November 4, 2016, p. 31, V 2718 (YCBA) [ORBIS]

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, pp. 207, 209-12, cat. 68, no. 68, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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