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Creator:
John Robert Cozens, 1752–1797, British
Title:

Between Chamonix and Martigny

Additional Title(s):

The Aiguille Verte

Date:
1776
Medium:
Pen and black ink, watercolor, graphite, gray wash and brown wash on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper mounted on moderately thick, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 12 15/16 x 17 11/16 inches (32.8 x 45 cm), Sheet: 9 5/16 x 14 1/8 inches (23.7 x 35.9 cm), and Image: 9 5/16 x 14 1/8 inches (23.7 x 35.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left on mount: "JOHN ROBERT COZENS: THE AIGULLE VERTE | (65/9/14/2)(PM2156)"; Inscribed in graphite, lower right on mount: "BETWEEN CHAMONIX AND MARTIGNY"; inscribed in black ink, upper right on back: "Savoy | 8"; inscribed in black ink, upper left to upper center on back: "Between Chamounix & Martinach [sic] | August 30-1776 | No. 16"; inscribed in graphite, lower left on back: "(65/9/14/2) | (PM 2156)"; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "3758"; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "COZENS, John Robert | The Aiquille Verte"

Watermarked, center on back (when read the correct way around; written vertically downwards): "C. TYSON"

not lettered

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1103
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
clouds | geology | Grand Tour | gray | height | hills | ice | landscape | monochrome | mountain range | mountains | peak | pine | rocks (landforms) | snow | travel | trees | weather
Associated Places:
Alps | Chamonix-Mont-Blanc | Europe | France | Martigny-les-Bains
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8863
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