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Creator:
Print made by James Mason, 1710–1783, British
after drawings by George Robertson, 1749–1788, British
Published by John Boydell, 1720–1804, British
Title:

A View in the Island of Jamaica, of the Spring-head of Roaring River on the Estate of William Beckford Esq.r

Date:
1778
Medium:
Line engraving on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 1/2 × 22 1/4 inches (47 × 56.5 cm), Plate: 15 3/4 × 21 7/8 inches (40 × 55.5 cm), and Image: 13 3/4 × 20 7/8 inches (35 × 53 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in plate, below, center: "John Boydell excudit 1778."; below: "A VIEW IN THE ISLAND OF JAMAICA,"; below: "of the Spring-head of Roaring River on the Estate of William Beckford Esq.r"; below: "To whom this Plate is Dedicated, by his most Obliged Servant, JOHN BOYDELL."; below: "Published March 25th, 1778 by Jn.o. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London."; below, left: "Drawn on the Spot & Painted by George Robertson."; below, right: "Engraved by James Mason."; bottom left: "N.o 5."

Lettered within plate, below image, lower left:"Drawn on the Spot, & painted by George Robertson. | No,, 5."; center: "John Boydell excudit 1778. | A View in the Island of Jamaica. | of the Spring-head of Roaring River on the Estate of William Beckford Efqr. | To whom this Plate is Dedicated, by his most Obliged Servant, John Boydell. | Published Mar. 25th,,1778 by Jno,, Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1522
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54112
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