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Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British

Female Dancer with a Tambourine

Additional Title(s):

The Dancer

between 1790 and 1795
Watercolor and graphite with pen and gray ink and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, wove paper, mounted on thick, moderately textured, wove paper
Sheet: 11 11/16 x 8 11/16 inches (29.7 x 22.1 cm) and Mount: 12 1/16 x 9 inches (30.6 x 22.9 cm)

Inscribed in black ink, lower left: "TEL" (collectior's stamp- Lugt 242oa)); in red ink, lower right: "LsD" (collector's stamp- Louis Deglatigny (Lugt 1768a); in graphite, verso, center: "55"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
audience | bracelets | dancer | feather | female | genre subject | men | necklace | pearls | ribbons | tambourine
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A loan exhibition of English drawings and watercolours from the collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon of Upperville, Virginia, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. 28, N5247.M385 L62 (YCBA)

Patricia Phagan, Thomas Rowlandson, pleasures and pursuits in Georgian England , Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. London, 2011, pp.147, 159, no. 61, NJ18 R79 P53 2011 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, English drawings and watercolors, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, April 15 - June 20, 1965 , New Haven, 1965, cat. no. 28, NC228 Y34 (YCBA)

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