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Creator:
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British
Title:

A Dutch Packet in a Rising Breeze

Date:
1791
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and gray ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 3/4 x 10 13/16 inches (19.7 x 27.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and gray ink, lower center: "Dutch Packet--"

Signed and dated in pen and brown ink, lower left: "Rowlandson 1791"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1150
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boat | breeze | marine art | men | sails | ship | standing | water | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:46459
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For such a keen observer of all aspects of contemporary life as Thomas Rowlandson, ships and sailors and the bustling lie-and lowlife- of ports and harbors provided an inexhaustible source of subject matter. Rowlandson visited Holland and Germany in 1791. From that tour comes this shipboard view of a Dutch packet-boat crossing the Channel, conveying vividly both the pleasure and the discomfort inherent in such a voyage.

John T. Hayes, Rowlandson : watercolours and drawings, Phaidon, London, 1972, pp. 19, 41, fig. 33, NJ18 R79 H39 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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