Print (Etching)

  • Title:

    A SHIP IN DISTRESS. VAISSEU EN DANGER.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Pierre-Charles Canot (Etcher)

    Peter Monamy (Painter)

    John Bowles & Son (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    February 21 1745 or 1746 (1745-1746)

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Etched, Engraved, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1983.0101.007


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1983.0101.007

Object Name

Print (Etching)

Title

A SHIP IN DISTRESS. VAISSEU EN DANGER.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Pierre-Charles Canot (Etcher)
1710-1777

Peter Monamy (Painter)
1681-1749

John Bowles & Son (Publisher)
1753/1754-1763/1764

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

February 21 1745 or 1746 (1745-1746)

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left, beneath image; Monamy pinx\t
2. Inscription; Lower right, beneath image; Canot sculp.
3. Inscription; Lower center, beneath image; Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 21, Feb.\ry 1745-6.
4. Inscription; Lower center, beneath title; Printed for John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhil.

Subjects

Seascape; Naval history; Military

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Etched, Engraved, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

13.1 (H) , 17.1 (W) , 10.4 (Image H) , 14.8 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

33.4 (H) , 43.5 (W) , 10.4 (Image H) , 14.8 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Plate H: 11.6 in. (29.5 cm). Plate W: 16.1 in. (40.8 cm). Chain interval: 2.6-2.9 cm; laid line frequency: 8 per cm. Frame H: 15.2 in. (38.6 cm). Frame W: 19.2 in. (48.7 cm). Frame D: 0.8 in. (2.1 cm).

Publisher Summary

John Bowles & Son

Publication Date

02/21/1745

Place of Publication

Black Horse, Cornhill, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Coloring

Hand colored with translucent watercolors

Edition Notes

Pierre Canot's series, "Original Sea Pieces and Shipping, by P Momamy" was begun for John Bowles circa June 20, 1743. Robert Sayer later acquired the plates in 1775 and sold the series of twelve impressions in frames. These impression, with full margins, are probably from the first publication.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Another print (1983.0101.003, "Evening or Setting Sun") from this series: no. 151, pp. 228-29.