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  • Museum number

    Q,6.78

  • Title (series)

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  • Description

    Plymouth Sound seen from high rocky shore at right; town and three-masted ships and frigates anchored at left. 1676
    Etching

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1676
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 61 millimetres
    • Width: 137 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with text within image "by Plymouth", "Plimstoke" and "Catwater". Below right in design "W: Hollar fecit: / 1676".
  • Bibliography

    • New Hollstein 2345 (Hollar) bibliographic details
    • Pennington 934 bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIc Mounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    Q,6.78

Plymouth Sound seen from high rocky shore at r; town and three-masted ships and frigates anchored at l.  1676
Etching

Plymouth Sound seen from high rocky shore at r; town and three-masted ships and frigates anchored at l. 1676 Etching

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