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Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827

A Merchant's Office

Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor with pen and black, brown, and gray ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 10 15/16 x 13 1/8 inches (27.8 x 33.3 cm), Mount: 15 9/16 x 17 9/16 inches (39.5 x 44.6 cm)

Signed and dated in pen and black ink, lower right: "Rowlandson. 1789."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
chair | desks | genre subject | men | merchant | office | quills | reading | shelves, hanging | spectacles | stools | writing - materials and instruments
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IIIF Manifest:

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]

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, April 1977, pp. 282, 284, fig. 21, N1 .A54 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Kathryn James, English Paleography and Manuscript Culture, 1500-1800, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, p. 70, fig. 82, Z115.E5 J36 2020+ (YCBA) [YCBA]

Miles Ogborn, Global lives, Britain and the world, 1550-1800 , 41, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK New York, 2008, p. 136, fig. 5.6, DA16 .O33 2008 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Simon Schama, Rowlandson in the Round, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 3963, March 10, 1978, p. 282, Film S748 (SML) Also available Online in TLS Historical Archive (ORBIS) [ORBIS]

The Cunning Eye of Thomas Rowlandson, Apollo, vol.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 282, 284, fig. 21, N1 A54 05:2 + (YCBA) Also available: N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

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