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A Youth Rescued from a Shark

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Inscription

In lower margin: a narrative of the event (Watson swimming in Havana harbor, attacked by a shark in 1749) written in French in pen and brown ink.

Provenance

Hill-Stone, Inc. NY, Museum purchase March 21, 2001

Credit Line

M. and M. Karolik Fund

Watson and the Shark

1779

Catalogue Raisonné

Chaloner Smith 152

Dimensions

Framed: 76.2 x 67.3 x 2.5 cm (30 x 26 1/2 x 1 in.) Overall: 57 x 66.7cm (22 7/16 x 26 1/4in.) Other (Platemark): 50.5 x 60.5cm (19 7/8 x 23 13/16in.)

Accession Number

2001.144

Medium or Technique

Mezzotint

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