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Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British

View of the Market Place at Juliers in Westphalia

Watercolor with pen and brown, black, and gray ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
12 7/16 x 21 1/16 inches (31.6 x 53.5 cm) and 15 3/8 x 24 inches (39.1 x 61 cm)

Inscribed in gray-black ink, lower right: "Rowlandson 1791"; in gray black ink, lower center: "VIEW OF THE MARKET PLACE AT JULIERS IN WESTPHALIA, | The dutchy of Juliers is situate between the Maase and the Rhine and bounded by the Prussian Guilderland on the north, | by the electorate of Triers on the south by the electorate of Cologne on the east, and by the Netherlands on the west, being | about 60 Miles long, and 30 broad. This is a very plentiful country, abounding in corn, cattle and fine meadows, and is | plentifuly supplied with wood, but is remarkably prinncipally for a fine breed of horses, and wood for drying which is | gathered here in abundance. The Chief Towns are, Juliers, Aix la Chappelle, Durn, Munster, Bedbur, Wasenberg, and Lanterns."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | baskets | buildings | cityscape | crucifixes | doors | Grand Tour | market places | monks | nuns | people by ideology, philosophy, or political activity | sky | square (open space) | weathervanes | windows
Associated Places:
Europe | Germany | Jülich | North Rhine-Westphalia | Westphalia
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Rowlandson Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection (Royal Academy of Arts, 1978-03-04 - 1978-05-28) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Rowlandson Drawings from the Paul Mellon Collection (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-11-16 - 1978-01-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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