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Creator:
William Alexander, 1767–1816, British
Title:
Fort Opposite the Factory, Canton
Date:
1793
Medium:
Watercolor. pen and gray ink over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 1/2 × 6 inches (11.4 × 15.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper center: "The Fort Opposite the Factory at Canton"; on back, upper right: "E"

watermarks: WHATMAN (letters)

Signed and dated in gray ink, lower left: "W. Alexander. 1793."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.1084
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boats | buildings | cityscape | commerce | flags | fort | genre subject | marine art | men | punts | river | rowing | seamen | trade
Associated Places:
Asia | China | Chu | Guangdong | Guangzhou
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8904
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