Creation Date

1821-1822

Era

1800-1900

Medium

Etching with hand colored Aquatint

Dimensions

5.5 x 8.75, 12 x 14.75 (in frame)

Credit Line

Long-term Loan from the Estate of Boris Blick, 2015

Accession Number

2015.57

Creator Biography

Thomas Rowlandson, British, born in Old Jewry, London, England, 1757-1827.

Description

A crowd of cartoonish figures gather in a room with walls lined with grand, gilt-framed paintings. To the right of the composition, a hunch-backed servant opens a door to reveal a painter at work, painting the portrait of an elegant lady in the room, who is turned to face him.

Provenance

Published 1821-1822 by R. Ackermann, in the book "The History of Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax"

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Keywords

british print, etching, thomas rowlandson, 2015.57

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