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

The Grand Master or the Adventures of Qui Hi? in HIndostan

Additional Title(s):

Strange Figures near the Cave of Elephanta, Bombay: Three Groups of Caricature Portraits, Some Wearing Horns

Date:
1814
Medium:
Watercolor with pen and red-brown and gray ink, over graphite on medium, slightly textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 x 8 inches (12.7 x 20.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and red-brown ink, upper left: "AUSPICIO - REGIS."; in dark gray ink, upper right: "ET. SENATUS ANGELIA."; in pen and red-brown ink, lower center: "STRANGE FIGURES NEAR ('near' underlined) THE CAVE OF ELEPHANTA. 1814 --- BOMBAY."; in graphite, lower right: "[illegible words]"; in graphite, verso, lower center: "plate at p 252 of | Adventures of Qui Hi"

Watermark: [similar to Heawood 3250 or 3251]; Paul Mellon collector's mark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5577
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
elderly | genre subject | horns | men | satire | youth
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:5782
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