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Creator:
John Warwick Smith, 1749–1831, British
Title:

Castle Point

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches (14.6 x 21.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, on the old mount (detached): "The look into the Opening through Castle Point, from The S.E. Through this narrow projecting Headland the sea has made a Vast opening through which | the Tides rushing round the Point in dreadful opposition of current enter a huge Cavern on both sides.__ The figures in this Drawing are on an undermined Ledge open | also to The Sea through whose Arch the opposing Tides meet, and maintains a tremendous Struggle in roar & foam__at a great depth below__; in graphite, verso, upper left: "3701| Warwick Smith"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.734
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
birds | dog (animal) | genre subject | geology | landscape | men | rocks (landforms) | sea
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8224
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