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

The Test

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and gray ink and wash over graphite on medium, moderately textured, light blue, (faded to beige), laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/4 x 16 5/16 inches (28.6 x 41.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in gray ink, lower center: "The Test"; in dark gray ink, upper right: "Flame of Liberty/ or the Torch | Love of our Country or the book."; in gray ink, center right: "Places under Government | to be disposed of"; in graphite, verso, lower right: "774" (encircled)

Watermark: "W"; Paul Mellon collector's mark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5338
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
church | club (weapon) | doorway | genre subject | men | roof | satire | signs and sign-boards | weathervane | women
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:6445
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