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Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827, British

A Merchant's Office

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) and Mount: 15 9/16 x 17 9/16 inches (39.5 x 44.6 cm)

Signed and dated in pen in 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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British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 282, 284, fig. 21, 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 +]

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)

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)

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)

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)

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