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Creator:
John Sell Cotman, 1782–1842, British
after Robert Dighton, 1752–1814, British
Title:
Caricature of a Sailor (One of a Set of Three)
Date:
ca. 1799
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache on medium smooth bright white wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (24.8 x 19.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower right: "J. Cotman"; lower left, lower center, lower right: "They say theres a Cherub set perch'd up aloft, | To keep watch for the life of poor Jack."; in graphite, verso: "J.S. Cotman | at 17 years of age | by J. Cotman 1799 | [...] 1799 | J. Cotman | [...] | Gift [...] 782 | collection Miss Fison | Friars Close Thedford | Norfolk | gift to R.C. 782 | [...]"

Signed in brown ink, lower right: "J. Cotman"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.180
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cannon | caricature | figure study | sailors
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8630
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