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Print made by Paul Fourdrinier, French
after Peter Monamy, 1681–1749, British
Published by Bowles & Carver, 1763–1830, British
Published by Robert Wilkinson, 1758–1825, British

Sweet William's Farewell to Black Eyed Susan

Line engraving with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 12 5/16 × 18 1/8 inches (31.2 × 46 cm), Plate: 11 1/2 × 14 1/8 inches (29.2 × 35.9 cm), and Image: 10 1/4 × 13 3/4 inches (26 × 35 cm)

Lettered below image, lower left: "P. Monemie Pinxt. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament."; below: "O Susan, Susan Lovely Dear, | My Vows shall ever true remain; Let me Kifs off that falling Tear, | We only part to meet again; | Change as ye list ye Winds, my Heart shall be | The Faithful Compafs that still points to thee"; center: "Sweet William's Farewel | to | Black Eyed Sufan"; below: " London Printed for Bowles and Carver No. 69 St Pauls Church Yard & Robert Wilkinson No 58 Cornhill."; lower right: "Fourdrinier sculp from the Original in Vaux-hall Garden" ; below: "The Boatswain gave the dreadful Word, | Ths Sails their Swelling Bosom spread, | No longer must she stay aboard: | They kiss'd the Sigh'd, he hung his head: | Her lefs'ning Boat unwilling rows to Land, | Adieu; She cries, and wav'd her Lily Hand."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
marine art | rowboats | sails | sea | ships
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Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 (exhibition and label text) , New Haven, 2006, [p. 19], V 1699:1 (YCBA)

Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2006, pp. 6-7, V 1699 (YCBA)

Jonathan Conlin, The pleasure garden , from Vauxhall to Coney Island, , University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2013, pp. 89-91, fig. 3.4, 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. 161, 163, cat. 23, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA)

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