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

The Historian Animating the Mind of the Young Painter

Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite on medium, moderately textured, beige, laid paper, mounted on, thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 7/16 x 10 3/16 inches (18.9 x 25.9 cm) and Mount: 9 5/16 x 12 1/16 inches (23.7 x 30.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in the artist's hand, in graphite, lower center: "Thompson The Poet Reading His Seasons to Wilson the Painter"; in bown ink, lower right: "[Scip?"] (some of letters lost in stamping process) collector's stamp; Verso: in brown ink, upper center: "BIXX" | ["N"?]; in brown ink, lower right: "Rowlandson" | "7 " 6"

verso: collector's marks, unidentified.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.103
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bust | cat (domestic cat) | chairs | child | easel | genre subject | hat | historian | interior | men | painter | pen | room | sculpture | window | woman | writer
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:6517
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