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

Bodmin Cornwall: French Prisoners on Parole

Additional Title(s):

French Prisoners on Parole at Bodmin, Cornwall

Date:
1795
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and gray and black ink over graphite on medium, slightly textured, beige, wove paper, mounted on moderately thick, moderately texture, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/8 x 15 1/8 inches (23.8 x 38.4 cm) and Mount: 14 3/16 x 20 3/16 inches (36 x 51.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in gray ink, lower center, (on mount): "FRENCH PRISONERS | ON PAROLL. | AT BODMIN CORNWALL | 1795."; in gray ink, center: "My dear Rowlandson | I shall be at home and alone, if you will favour me with a call I shall be happy | [L N?], in graphite, lower center: "Dear Bess | Am obliged to Dine out shall not be able to call on you before ten O clock"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.145
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baskets | benches | birdcage (container) | buildings | child | French | genre subject | guards (security) | inn | men | parole | plant | prisoners | tables (support furniture) | town | windows | women
Associated Places:
Bodmin | Cornwall | England | Europe | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5623
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