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Creator:
Samuel Davis, 1757–1819, British
Title:

Goree

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, pen, black ink, gray ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches (29.8 x 47 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "S. DAVIS"; in pen and gray ink, center (below image): "GOREE W.N.W. Dist. 4 Miles"; in graphite, upper center (above image): "Fort NWN dist. 4 miles"; inscribed on back in graphite, left center: W". Cape Verd | W. Coast Africa"; in graphite, lower left: "J.34" [encircled]

Watermark: Heawood 1849 (J Whatman) (Fleur-de-Lis)

Signed in graphite, lower right: "S. DAVIS."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.219
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boats | island | marine art | ocean | sea | ships
Associated Places:
Africa | Dakar | Goree | Goree | Gorée | Gorée | Sénégal
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8912
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