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Robert Dodd, 1748–1816
Published by Benjamin Beale Evans, ca. 1765–1824

Howe's Victory off Ushant

Aquatint with hand coloring in watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 20 7/8 × 30 inches (53 × 76.2 cm), Image: 17 1/4 × 27 15/16 inches (43.8 × 71 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, on verso, lower right: "L3261 | pair"

Watermark: 1794 | J Whatman; collector's mark, verso: Paul Mellon

Lettered below image, within border, lower center: "La Montagne Queen Charlotte"; lower right: "Queen"; below border, lower left: "Painted by Robert Dodd, 1794.; center: "This View of the Action on the Morning of the 1st of June 1794 of Breaking the French Line, which ended in a Splendid and Important Victory to the British Fleet. Is most Respectfully Inscribed | To Admiral Earl Howe Commander in Chief, Admiral Lord Graves, and Lord Bridport, Commanders in the Van and Rear, The Vice Admirals Sir George Bowyer Bart,, Benjn,, Caldwell Esqr,,Sir Allan Gardner Bart,, | and Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Pasley Bart,, The several Captains Officers, & By their Obedient Servants B.B. Evans, & R. Dodd"; below, lower right: "English Force 25 Ships of the Line & Frigates_French Force 26 Shipess of the Line & Frigates_ Loss of Do. 8 Ships of the Line."; below, center: "Published January the 25.1795. by B.B. Evans Poultry London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
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IIIF Manifest:

Spreading Canvas - Eighteenth - Century British Marine Painting (Yale Center for British Art, 2016-09-09 - 2016-12-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Behold the Sea (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-06-14 - 2003-09-07) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Eleanor Hughes, Spreading Canvas : Eighteenth-Century British Marine Painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2016, p. 260-261, cat. 122, ND 1373.G74 S67 2016 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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