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Creator:
Frederick Christian Lewis the Elder, 1779–1856, British
after Alexander Nasmyth, 1758–1840, British
after John Thomas Seaton, active 1761–1806, British
Title:

View of Old Aberdeen, Including King's College and the Cathedral

Date:
1808
Medium:
Colored aquatint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/4 × 28 3/8 inches (54 × 72.1 cm), Plate: 19 3/4 × 27 1/2 inches (50.2 × 69.9 cm), and Image: 16 13/16 × 24 1/2 inches (42.7 × 62.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower center: "VIEW of OLD ABERDEEN, including KINGS COLLEGE and the CATHEDRAL. | Under the Patronage of His Royal HIghness the Prince of Wales. | To His Grace Alexander Duke of Gordon, Chancellor, the Rt. Honble. Sylvester Lord Glenbervie, Rector, Roderick Macleod, D.D. Principal, and the Proffesors of the University and Kings College of Aberdeen | This View of the Seat of that ANCIENT SEMINARY, is respectfully Inscribed by their most obedient humble Servant. | JOHN EWEN. | Pub'd by J.Ewen Aberdeen 1, March 1808."; lettered, lower left: "Painted by A. Nasmyth from a drawing by R. Seaton."; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by F.C.Lewis."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.286
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:42021
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