A view of Mount Edgecumbe, the Sound &c taken from His Majesty’s Ship the Blenheim - Admiral Milbanke

Description
This drawing was created in 1784 by Captain R. Bright, an amateur artist and navy Captain in the late 18th century. It depicts a view of Mount Edgecumbe stately home and country park, overlooking Plymouth Sound: a deep inlet on the Devon-Cornwall border below Plymouth. The drawing depicts various boats and naval ships from the perspective of HMS Blenheim. Plymouth Sound has historically been used by Royal Navy ships, and at the time that the present piece was created, was under the command of Admiral Mark Milbanke from 1783.

Signed ‘Captain Bright’ to the lower left, titled to the lower centre, and watermarked. The sheet is mounted.
Accession Loan No.
46/1925/674
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
watercolour on paper
Common Name
A view of Mount Edgecumbe, the Sound &c taken from His Majesty’s Ship the Blenheim - Admiral Milbanke
Simple Name
drawing
Full Name
A view of Mount Edgecumbe, the Sound & taken from His Majesty’s Ship the Blenheim - Admiral Milbanke
Dimensions
total sheet height 259 mm; total sheet length 436 mm; mount height 459 mm; mount length 674 mm
Production Person Surname
Bright
Production Person Initials
R
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Date
1784
Production Year Low
1784
Production Year High
1784
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Topography Town
Plymouth
Inscription / Transcription
Capt. Bright ; A view of Mount Edgecumbe, the Sound &c taken from His Majesty’s Ship the Blenheim - Admiral Milbanke; I Taylor

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