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Creator:
Print made by William Woollett, 1735–1785, British
after Richard Wright, ca. 1720–ca. 1775, British
Title:

The Fishery

Date:
1768
Medium:
Engraving and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige, laid paper, mounted on thick, smooth, cream, wove cardboard
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 1/4 × 22 11/16 inches (46.4 × 57.6 cm), Plate: 17 5/8 × 22 1/4 inches (44.8 × 56.5 cm), and Image: 15 1/2 × 21 inches (39.4 × 53.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right; "PM 2679"

Lettered, lower left: "Rich'd. Wright pinx."; lettered, lower center: "THE FISHERY. | To SIR John hort Bart. His Majesty's Consul General at Lisbon | This Plate is Inscribed by his Obliged Humble Servt. Wm. Woollett. | The Picture from which this plate was Engraved, obtained the First Premium in 1764, from the Society of Arts, &c. Published as the Act directs, 30 June, 1768; and Sold by W. Woollett in Green Street, Leicester Fields, & T. Bradford, No.132 in Fleet Street, LONDON."; lettered, lower right: "Wm. Woollett Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.723b
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegory | carriage | clouds | coast | dark | fishermen | fishing | flags | galleon | lighthouse | luggers | marine art | meteorology | mountain | schooners | science | sea | seascape | ship of the line | ships | shore (landform) | sloop (sailing vessel) | storm | Union Jack | water
Associated People:
Neptune
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43013
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