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

A Book Auction

Additional Title(s):

The Auction Room

Verso: Graphite Sketches of Figures

Date:
between 1810 and 1815
Medium:
Watercolor and graphite with pen and brown ink and pen and gray ink on medium, slightly textured, blued white wove paper
Dimensions:
6 x 9 13/16 inches (15.2 x 24.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.913
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
auction | auctioneer | benches, meeting house | books | bookshelves | dog (animal) | genre subject | hats | men | sitting | standing | world map
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5662
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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]

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 279, 281, fig. 7, N5220 M552 A7 1977 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Published as April 1977 issue of Apollo; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 105:2 +] [YCBA]

Madeleine Pelling, Lives Laid Bare, Celebrity, Death and the Georgian Auction, https://www.historytoday.com/madeleine-pelling/lives-laid-bare-celebrity-death-and-georgian-auction , History Today, February 27, 2018, Avaliable Online [ORBIS]

The Cunning Eye of Thomas Rowlandson, Apollo, vol.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 279, 281, fig. 7, N1 A54 05:2 + (YCBA) Also available: N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

Margaret Willes, Reading matters, five centuries of discovering books , Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., London, 2008, p. 128, fig. 42, Z987.5.G7 W55X 2008 (LSF) [ORBIS]


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