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Creator:
Alexander Cozens, 1717–1786, British
Title:
Mountain Tops (A Mountain Study)
Date:
ca. 1780
Medium:
Brown wash, gray wash, graphite, and brown ground on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper, mounted on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (23.5 x 31.1 cm) and Mount: 14 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches (37.5 x 49.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "5 100"; in graphite, lower right: "22x16 | Plain David Cox | overmount"; in graphite, lower right: "D 814 | 802" in graphite, lower right: "22 3/8 x 19 5/8"; inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "D. 814 | T < . . . > 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 H[...]a | 31/P/N | B[...] BK"; in graphite, center: "91"; in graphite, lower right: "COZENS Alexander | A Mountain Study (D.292) | (LGD 65/9/22/8) | (PM 2368)"

Signed on mount in pen and gray ink, lower left: "Alexr. Cozens"; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5233
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
clouds | landscape | mountains | rocks (landforms) | study (visual work)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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The Art of Alexander and John Robert Cozens (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-09-17 - 1980-11-16)

Alexander and J. R. Cozens (Art Gallery of Ontario, 1987-01-30 - 1987-03-29)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007-07-11 - 2007-09-30)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (The State Hermitage Museum, 2007-10-23 - 2008-01-13)

Publications:
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Kim Sloan, Alexander and John Robert Cozens, the poetry of landscape , Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 1986, p. 77, pl. 88, NJ18 C83 S56 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7813
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