Four Oval Vignette Scenes
Watercolor, brown ink, and graphite on four oval sheets, mounted on a single sheet
Overall: 12 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. ( 32.4 x 23.8 cm ) mat: 19 1/4 x 14 1/8 in. ( 48.9 x 35.9 cm )
Right vignette inscribed in brown ink: "In sloop from Kidwelly to / Bristol / steal apple dumpling"; lower vignette inscribed: "Pool-hall. / Poney, Parson miss! / ..ennell, Kite! to Coton"; left vignette inscribed: "Roebuck at Sea bound to / America"
This study consists of four scenes cut in oval shape and pasted on the mounting sheet. One is an untitled shipboard scene. A second scene, showing a vessel at sea, is inscribed: "Roebuck at sea bound to/America." A third is of a beached vessel and is inscribed: "In sloop from Kidwelly to/Bristol/Steal apple dumpling." The fourth shows a rider on horseback in front of an estate gateway and is inscribed: "Pool-Hall/Poney Parson miff/[?] Kite."
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