Plymouth Citadel taken from the rocks at Mount Batten

Description
This drawing was created in 1788 by Captain R. Bright, an amateur artist and navy Captain in the late 18th century. It depicts a view of Plymouth Royal Citadel, a fort first used by Sir Francis Drake in 1590. The building was built in the late 1660s to the design of Sir Bernard de Gomme and it is still used as military base today. The view is drawn from the perspective of Mount Batten, a tall outcrop of rock on a peninsular in Plymouth Sound.

Dated 1788 lower left, titled lower centre, and signed ‘R Bright’ lower right. The sheet is mounted.
Accession Loan No.
46/1925/672
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
pen and ink, pencil and watercolour on paper
Common Name
Plymouth Citadel taken from the rocks at Mount Batten
Simple Name
drawing
Full Name
Plymouth Citadel taken from the rocks at Mount Batten
Dimensions
total sheet height 317 mm; total sheet length 483 mm; mount height 502 mm; mount length 676 mm
Production Person Surname
Bright
Production Person Initials
R
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Date
1788
Production Year Low
1788
Production Year High
1788
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Topography Town
Plymouth
Topography Building Keyword
fort
Inscription / Transcription
1788; Plymouth Citadel taken from the rocks at Mount Batton (sic); R Bright

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