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John Hamilton Mortimer
1741–1779

Fishermen drawing in their nets

Full screen

Medium
Pencil, pen and black ink, watermark dovecote
Size
14 ¼ × 16 ½ inches · 362 × 419 mm
Collections
  • Richard Payne Knight, by 1780;
  • with Colnaghi's, London, 1960, as Banditti Fishing;
  • Judith Church and Dr Frederick J. Cummings, Detroit;
  • Martin Gruss, New York, to 2011.
Exhibitions
  • London, Society of Artists, 1774, no. 174, as Fishermen; a drawing in pen and ink;
  • Eastbourne, Towner Art Gallery, and London, Kenwood, John Hamilton Mortimer ARA 1740-1779, 1968, no. 109. 
Literature
  • G. Benthall, John Hamilton Mortimer ARA, Drawings and Engraved Works, with a Revised Account of his Life, Victoria & Albert Museum, unpublished document, 1950s, p. 154 (relating to the print);
  • J. Sunderland, 'John Hamilton Mortimer - His Life and Works', The Walpole Society, LII, 1986, p. 158, no. 88, fig. 147. 

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