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Creator:
Thomas Rowlandson, 1756–1827
Title:

Customs House at Boulogne

Additional Title(s):

Verso: Sketch of Horses, Carriages and Buildings.

Date:
1790s
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor with pen and gray and black ink over graphite; verso: graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 x 11 9/16 inches (20.3 x 29.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark: partial watermark - fleur-de-Lis, similar to Shorter's fig. 187, or fig. 200.

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "The Custom House at Boulogne"; in gray-black ink, verso, lower center: "the Custom House at Boulogne"; in gray-black ink, verso, lower right: "[L?] 9.19,.6"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.1721
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
customs houses | dog (animal) | genre subject | grand tours | hats | horses (animals) | luggage | men | square (open space) | stagecoach | travellers | women
Associated Places:
Boulogne | Europe | France
Access:
Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:6460
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British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, April 1977, pp. 281-3, fig. 15, N1 .A54 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 36-7, 82, no. 31, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

The Cunning Eye of Thomas Rowlandson, Apollo, vol.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 281-2, fig. 15, N1 A54 05:2 + (YCBA) Also available: N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA) [YCBA]


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