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Creator:
Robert Dighton, 1752–1814, British
Title:

Four Corners Played at the Swan, Chelsea

Additional Title(s):

Games played in and around London

Date:
ca. 1784
Medium:
Pen and black ink and brown ink and watercolor
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 x 8in. (15.2 x 20.3cm) and Frame: 7 11/16 × 9 1/4 × 5/16 inches (19.6 × 23.5 × 0.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and ink, lower center: "Four Corners Played at the Swan Chelsea."; Label on the back of the frame giving the artist name, title, medium, dimensions and states "John Basket (Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York | Dec. 4) 1975 | The Property of the estate of the late Mrs. Chas. | E. Dunlap (sold by order of the executors), Sotheby | Parke Bernet, N.Y., 12/4/75 (342 with other five)"

Lettered center left within image:"The | Tea Room | No smoking"; center: "No Tru[..]"; center right: "Cold Bath"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2014.5.52
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baths, shower | games | genre subject | leisure | pipe | smoking (activity) | sporting art | tea room
Associated Places:
Chelsea | England | Europe | London | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:54354
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