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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:
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 | sitting | standing | water | women
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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.

Scott Wilcox

Wilcox, Forrester, O'Neil, Sloan. The Line of Beauty: British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2001. pg. 93 cat. no. 75

Masters of the Sea - British Marine Watercolors (National Maritime Museum, 2005-08-25 - 2005-10-25) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Masters of the Sea - British Marine Watercolors (Yale Center for British Art, 1987-06-10 - 1987-08-02) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Rowlandson Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection (Royal Academy of Arts, 1978-03-04 - 1978-05-28) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Rowlandson Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-11-16 - 1978-01-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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


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