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Edward Dayes, 1763–1804, British
And James Moore, 1762–1799, British

Melrose Abbey, Roxburghshire

Watercolor and graphite and pen and black ink on medium slightly textured, cream wove paper, mounted to medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 6 5/8 × 8 1/2 inches (16.8 × 21.6 cm)

In artist's hand, in pen and black ink, on mount, ll: Edwd. Dayes 1792; in pen and brown ink, on mount, lr: Jas Moore Delt 22nd Augt 1792; in pen and black ink, on mount, lc: Melrose Abbey, Roxburgshire Transcribed from modern [?] inscription in graphite on verso: Note. Another drawing of this identical subject, by "Girtin," measuring 11 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, probably a little later in date than this from which it was doubtless/copied, was in the Moor [?] and Millis Collection. Girtin has removed the ? partial blocking/ from the window on the extreme left and filled in the rest with broken cufferboarding [illegible]/ never found in such a position and indicating that he was not, in this instance working/ from nature?

Signed and dated in black ink, lower left: "Edw. Dayes 1792"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
abbey | architectural subject | cows | man | tombstones
Associated Places:
Europe | Melrose Abbey | Roxburghshire | Scotland | United Kingdom
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IIIF Manifest:

Making History - Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007 (Yale Center for British Art, 2012-02-02 - 2012-05-27) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Making History - Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007 (McMullen Museum of Art, 2011-09-03 - 2011-12-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Fairest Isle - The Appreciation of British Scenery 1750-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1989-04-12 - 1989-06-25) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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