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

Distant View of an Island

Additional Title(s):

Verso: sketch

135 Views in England, Madeira, South Africa, St. Helena, India and Bhutan

Date:
between 1777 and 1808
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 × 13 7/8 inches (22.9 × 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed, in graphite, lower left: "N° 67 EW" - ; and, in graphite, lower right: "N° 45 N W/ 10 or 12 miles dist"; verso, in graphite, lower left: "J86" [encircled].

Watermark: Fleur-de-Lis with [Flourish] (not in Heawood, Shorter or Churchill)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.230
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
clouds | island | landscape | mountain | water
Associated Places:
Africa | Saint Helena
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8932
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