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Creator:
John Sell Cotman, 1782–1842, British
after Robert Dighton, 1752–1814, British
Title:
Caricature of Two Men with Drawn Swords (One of a Set of Three)
Date:
1799
Medium:
Watercolor and brown ink on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (19.4 x 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower left: "J. Cotman 1799."; verso, in graphite: "John Sell Cotman at 17 years of age | Water mark 1794 J. Cotman 1799 [...] | bought [...] gift to [...] | given by Miss Fison Friars Close | Thetford Norfolk/ at a bazaar in [...] Yarmouth | on the advice of [...] [?]Fellowes/ RC 782"

Watermark: J. Whatman 1794; Collector's mark: lion rampant over banner with illeg. inscription.

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower left: "J. Cotman 1799."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.181
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
caricature | figure study | men | swords
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8631
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