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Creator:
George Cumberland, 1754–1848, British
Title:

Entrance to Peak Cavern, or Devil's Hole, Castleton...

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on moderately thick, sightly textured,cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 7/8 × 8 3/4 inches (14.9 × 22.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in pen and brown ink over graphite, center: "Outward entrance to the Peake Cavern I at Castleton I showing the Cottage of the 3 old women, where I neither rain or Sun ever come - and the I Packthread Spinners works within the cave I far to right below in darkness lies that I small entrance into the great caverns that I extend near half a mile under the limestone I Rock I GC."; in graphite on verso, right: "Box by waggon - of Jos Heblesson of I Manchester - to be left at I Barmaclough the brown Horse near I Chapel in Fells park I To be forwarded to Mr. Barbor of the Shakespear."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.2570
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
building | cave | cavern | figures | landscape
Associated Places:
Castleton | Derbyshire | England | Europe | Peak Cavern | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8706
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