Inscribed Monamy Pinxt. See Sayer prints: here.

Odyssey of an Image

no name inscribed: appears to be same plate as above, with monamy's name removed

See James Taylor: Charles Brooking, Joel & Taylor, page 86. This print may be in reverse, and hand-coloured.

See Joel, Charles Brooking, painting 105, p.137

See Robinson, Vol I, p. 474. A very uncharacteristic van de Velde, 1657.

"Hazy Weather" also appears as the title of a small print published by Sayer & Bennett, 1775, after Swaine. See catalogue item 8, set 28, Shipping, here.

Prints are a helpful guide to the authenticity of Monamy's works, but the subject is fraught with problems. Prints after Monamy began to appear in the early 1730s or late 1720s, and continued throughout the eighteenth century. The same plates were used repeatedly, at least until about 1795, when Laurie & Whittle appear to have taken over a great number of them from other dealers. Some plates were also acquired during this period by other engravers, who retouched them, and even substituted new names for both the original artist and engraver. Others were closely copied and printed in reverse. More than one set of engravings was also re-engraved and re-issued in smaller sizes.

Print pages are organized as follows:

Prints Index
prints: introduction
green mezzotints: sympson & kirkall
ten prints by canot after monamy
canot's eleventh print: shipwrack
four prints in vauxhall gardens
the princesa: print and oils
small print set after monamy & van de velde
two more prints after monamy
mezzotints after monamy
small print set after swaine
monamy pinxt swaine delint
large prints after swaine: monamy manner
other prints after swaine
later prints after swaine
prints after baston
kirkall mezzotints after van de velde
other prints after van de velde
prints after other painters
prints published by sayer
etchings       drawings 1, 2
skelt's views
hazy weather: odyssey of an image

artistic range
monamy website index

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