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

Portrait of an Old man

Additional Title(s):

An Old Man with Pointed Nose and Chin, Dozing in a Chair

Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and gray ink, and blue pastel(?), over graphite on medium, slightly textured, light blue, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/16 x 6 1/8 inches (17.9 x 15.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, upper center: "10 .. 9 | 3 .. 3 | (line) | 7 .. 16 | 1 .. 19 | (underline) | 5 .. 17 | 1 .. 19 | |1 .. 19 | 1 ..19 | 1 .. 19 | (underline) | 7 .. 16"; in graphite, verso, center: 7 . 17 .. 6 | (underline) | 7 .. 17 6 | 5 .. 5 | (underline) | 2 ... 12 6 | 1 .. 7 .. 6 | (underline) | 4 .. 0 ... 0"; in graphite, verso, right center: "Rowlandson"

Watermark: similar to Heawood 3696 or 3697 or 3717; Paul Mellon collector's mark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5576
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Chair - Arm | elderly | man | portrait | robe | sleeping
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5781
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