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Sovereign of the Seas

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Found in a London residence originally owned by John Jackson, nephew and heir to Samuel Pepys; purchased in 1913 by British collector H. Oatway (possibly purchased from someone other than Jackson); purchased at the sale of Oatway's estate by A. A. Collins, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1915; from whom purchased by Jefferson Templeman Coolidge, 1926/27; lent to the museum by Coolidge, 27 February 1929; given by Coolidge to the museum, 21 July 1932. Transferred to the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1 May 1980.

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Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

about 1635


Framed: 58.4 x 178.1 x 5.1 cm (23 x 70 1/8 x 2 in.)

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Pen and ink with tempera on vellum, mounted on board


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