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Edward Dayes, 1763–1804
And James Moore, 1762–1799
Melrose Abbey, Roxburghshire
Materials & Techniques:
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] [Exhibition Description]

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]

Duncan Robinson, Fairest isle : the appreciation of British scenery, 1750-1850, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1989, p. 17, no. 131, ND1354.4 F35 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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