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Creator:
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British
Title:
An English Postilion
Date:
ca. 1785
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen, in brown ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, beige, laid paper, mounded on, thick, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 6 3/8 × 9 3/16 inches (16.2 × 23.3 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 5 7/16 × 8 1/4 inches (13.8 × 21 cm), and Sheet: 5 1/8 x 7 15/16 inches (13 x 20.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen with brown ink, on mount, lower center: "English Postilion."

Signed in pen with brown ink, lower left on mount: "Rowlandson delt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1149
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
horses (animals) | man | riding boots | riding crop | sporting art
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Rowlandson Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection (Royal Academy of Arts, 1978-03-04 - 1978-05-28)

Rowlandson Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-11-16 - 1978-01-15)

Publications:
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Vic Gatrell, The first bohemians, life and art in London's golden age , Allen Lane, London, 2013, pp. 333, 336, fig, 158, NX544.L6 G37 2013 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:47030
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