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

Church Hope, the Island of Portland, Dorset

Additional Title(s):

Verso: View from Portland of the Chesil Bank

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, graphite and pen and black ink on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 1/8 × 8 5/8 inches (15.6 × 21.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite upper left to right: "Church Hope at the back of the Island - where Govener Penn has a house [...] I [...] Quarries & remarkable Subsidence."; on verso in pen and brown ink, upper left to right: "Spanish Lake near I Church Hope at the back of the Island where is the govenors house I and a great Quarry - as well as remarkable subsidence.";in graphite, lower right: "view from Portland of Chesil Bank"; in pen and brown ink, lower right: "view from Portland at the Chesil Bank."; in graphite, center: "Ferry Land"; in graphite, center left: "Chesil Bank 16 Miles Long"; in graphite, lower left: "[...] of Chesil, [...]"; in graphite, lower right: "[...] | Portery Castle"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.2571
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boat | cliffs | coast | figures | island | landscape | rocks (landforms)
Associated Places:
Dorset | England | Europe | Portland | United Kingdom
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8707
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