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

Melrose Abbey, Roxburghshire

Date:
1792
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite and pen and black ink on medium slightly textured, cream wove paper, mounted to medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 5/8 × 8 1/2 inches (16.8 × 21.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1975.3.820
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
abbey | cows | man | tombstones
Associated Places:
Europe | Melrose Abbey | Roxburghshire | Scotland | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7691
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