A Youth Rescued from a Shark

Watson and the Shark

1779
Artist Valentine Green (English, 1739–1813), After John Singleton Copley (American, 1738–1815)


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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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