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Creator:
Charles Hamilton Smith, 1776–1859, Belgian
Title:

Optical Phenomenon of an Inverted Ship on the Horizon near the Coast of Jameson's Land, Greenland

Former Title(s):

Album Drawing

Part Of:

Collective Title: Views of Polar Regions

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 7/8 × 16 1/8 inches (32.7 × 41 cm) and Binding: 16 1/8 inches (41 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower center: "Optical phenomenon on the 24th of July the inverted ship | being then at nearly 30 miles distance near Jamesons Land Coast of | Greenland Lat of 70.20. N. Long 22. W."

Signed in pen and black ink, lower right: "CHS"; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1820(21)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
landscape | marine art
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:71405
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