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Creator:
Dr. William Crotch, 1775–1847
Title:
Windsor Castle - Devil's Tower, July 17, 1832 - 11 am
Date:
1832
Medium:
Graphite and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, blued white, wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 9 1/8 × 13 inches (23.2 × 33 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 6 3/16 × 9 3/4 inches (15.7 × 24.8 cm), and Sheet: 5 7/16 × 9 inches (13.8 × 22.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen with brown ink, upper right: "30"; inscribed in pen with brown ink, over graphite, lower center: "Windsor Castle trespassing but forgiven looked over & overlooked July 17. 1832 11am | The round part of this tower is old & called the Devil's Tower, or Maid of Honour's Tower | The story is that they tried for 6 years to raise a parapet but that y Devil took it down by night."; inscribed in pen with brown ink, verso, upper left: "Windsor Castle"; inscribed in pen with brown ink, verso, upper center: "July 17 1832 11am | tresspassing but forgiven | looked over & | overlooked!"; inscribed in pen with brown ink, verso: upper right: "The Round Part of | this tower is old & | called the Devil Tower | or maid of honor tower | the story is that they tried for | 6 years to raise the parapet | but that the Devil took it | down every night"

Dated in pen over graphite, lower center: "July 17, 1832"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.767
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:46512
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