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Print made by Remi Parr, active 1723–1750
after Peter Monamy, 1681–1749
Published by Bowles & Carver, 1763–1830
Published by Robert Wilkinson, 1758–1825
The taking of the St. Joseph a Spanish Carracca Ship, Sept. 23 1739, by the Chester and Canterbury Men of War, this Prize was Valued at upwards of 150,000 pounds.
Materials & Techniques:
Line engraving with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 12 1/2 × 18 1/16 inches (31.8 × 45.9 cm), Plate: 11 7/16 × 14 3/16 inches (29 × 36.1 cm), Image: 10 1/4 × 13 13/16 inches (26 × 35.1 cm)

Watermark: "E & P | 1801"

Lettered below image, lower left: "P. Monamie pinx. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament."; center: "The taking of the St. Joseph a Spanish Carracca Ship Septr. 23d. 1739. | by the Chester and Canterbury Men of War. this Prize was valued at upwards of 150,000 £ | London, Printed for Bowles & Carver, No. 69 St. Pauls Church Yard & Robert Wilkinson, No. 58 Cornhill."; lower right: "R. Parr sculp from the Original Painting in Vaux-hall Garden."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
marine art | military art | navy | sailors | sea | ships
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IIIF Manifest:

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]

Jonathan Conlin, The pleasure garden , from Vauxhall to Coney Island, , University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2013, pp. 86-89, fig. 3.3, SB451.36.G7 P54 2013 (YCBA) Also available online (ORBIS) [Project Muse] [YCBA]

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 161-162, cat. 22, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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