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Creator:
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British
Title:

Jack Bannister in his Dressing Room

Additional Title(s):

John Bannister in his Dressing Room at Drury Lane

Date:
1783
Medium:
Gray wash with pen and brown ink over graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
8 11/16 x 6 7/16 inches (22.1 x 16.4 cm) and 6 3/4 x 4 9/16 inches (17.1 x 11.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen in brown ink, on support sheet, upper center: "From Old Jack Bannister 65 Gowen St. | to his Young Friend Wm. Henderson"; in black ink, image sheet, upper left: "TEL" (collectors stamp); in dark gray ink, on image sheet, lower right: "Sketch'd from Mm. Bannister Jun. {?] in his Dressing | Room at Drury Lane- Dec. 23-83--"; verso: in brown ink, center right: "Wit be the Prologue which adorns his head | and frame his final epilogue when dead"; in graphite, center: "Long and brilliant be the prologue | Long (in coming) [too?] the Epilogue"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.66
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actor | dressing room | portrait | profile | seated | standing
Associated People:
Bannister, John (1760–1836), actor
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5593
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Mathew Thomas Payne, Regarding Thomas Rowlandson, 1757-1827, his life, art & acquaintance , Hogarth Arts, London, 2010, pp. 43,68,89, fig. 25, NJ18 R79 P39 2010 (YCBA) [YCBA]

The Cunning Eye of Thomas Rowlandson, Apollo, vol.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 277, 279, fig. 1, N1 A54 05:2 + (YCBA) Also available: N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

R. J. B. Walker, Regency portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1985, p. 22 (vol. 1), N1090 A592 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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