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View of Gloucester Harbor with the Sea Serpent of 1817

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Inscription

Engraved inscription in lower margin: "A Correct View of the Town and outer Harbor of Gloucester and the appearance of the Sea Serpent / as was Seen on the 14th of August 1817 -- from the Original Sketch of Capt John Beach Jr."

Provenance

Found in the Egyptian Department Basement in November 2002

Credit Line

Source unidentified

after 1817

Dimensions

Platemark: 30.5 x 46 cm (12 x 18 1/8 in.) Sheet: 34 x 48 cm (13 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2007.976

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