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Washed Up Ships

A work made of pen and black ink on brown wove card.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of pen and black ink on brown wove card.

Date:

1864

Artist:

Rodolphe Bresdin
French, 1825-1885

About this artwork

In addition to being an accomplished draughtsman, Bresdin was a proficient printmaker. In its intense detail, and with its clear tonal contrasts, this linear drawing recalls his etchings. Unlike many of his works, however, it bears a date and signature. A friend of writers and poets, Bresdin worked frequently as an illustrator. Although it does not seem that this work was destined for a particular project, much of his imagery borders on the fantastic. The buildings on the shoreline seem to lean with the mast of the larger ship. Above a spire, meanwhile, a flock of birds peppers the sky.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Rodolphe Bresdin

Title

Washed Up Ships

Origin

France

Date

1864

Medium

Pen and black ink on brown wove card

Inscriptions

Signed and dated lower left, in image, in pen and black ink: "rodolphe / Bresdin / 1864"

Dimensions

171 × 111 mm (primary support); 319 × 238 mm (secondary support)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.906

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