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Creator:
Print made by Remi Parr, active 1723–1750, British
after Peter Monamy, 1681–1749, British
Published by Bowles & Carver, 1763–1830, British
Published by Robert Wilkinson, 1758–1825, British
Title:
The taking of Porto Bello by Vice Admiral Vernon on the 22nd of Novr. 1739 with Six Men of War only
Date:
undated
Medium:
Line engraving with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 5/16 × 18 1/8 inches (31.3 × 46 cm), Plate: 11 9/16 × 14 3/8 inches (29.4 × 36.5 cm), and Image: 10 5/16 × 14 1/16 inches (26.2 × 35.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark: "J Ruse | 1802"

Lettered below image, lower left:"pinxt. Publisd according to act of Parliament." ; center: "The taking of Porto Bello by Vice Admiral Vernon on the 22d. of Novr. 1739 with Six Men of War only. | 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:
B1995.13.138
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | castle | hills | military art | navy | rowboats | sea | ships | smoke
Associated Places:
Colón, Provincia de | Panamá | Portobello
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04)

Publications:
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Jonathan Conlin, The pleasure garden , from Vauxhall to Coney Island, , University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2013, pp. 84-86, fig. 3.2, SB451.36.G7 P54 2013 (YCBA) Also available online (ORBIS) [Project Muse]

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 3, 161, 163, cat. 24, fig. 4, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4531
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