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Creator:
Francis Danby, 1793–1861, Irish
Title:
Sunset over a River Landscape
Date:
early 1840s
Medium:
Watercolor with gouache over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 5/16 x 17 9/16 inches (31.2 x 44.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed in black ink, lower left: "F. DANBY"; not dated

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "25 19"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1487
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
birds | cattle | cliffs | cows | evening | landscape | light | mountains | river | rocks (landforms) | sunset
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Block Museum of Art, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Toledo Museum of Art, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Portland Art Museum, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Memorial Art Gallery of Rochester, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

British Watercolors - Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries from the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1985-04 - 1986-08)

Publications:
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Eric Adams, Francis Danby, varieties of poetic landscape , Yale University Press, New Haven, 1973, no. 143, NJ18 D199 A32 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Scott Wilcox, British watercolors, drawings of the 18th and 19th centuries from the Yale Center for British Art , Hudson Hill Press, New York, 1985, no. 55, pl. 55, ND1928 W533 1985 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:8945
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