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

Statue of George II, Greenwich

Part Of:

Collective Title: Rowlandson's Sketches: Album of 150 Drawings

Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite, pen and brown ink, and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 7/8 × 5 inches (20 × 12.7 cm), Sheet (album page): 8 3/4 × 6 1/2 inches (22.2 × 16.5 cm), and Binding: 8 3/4 inches (22.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "In the centre of the grand square is a fine statue of George 2 | by Rysbrack. sculpted out of a single block of white Marble which | weigh'd 11 Tons."; inscribed below image in graphite: "Between King Charles and Queen Anne's buildings. The marble taken from the French by Admiral Sir George Rooke"

Watermark on album page: "Smith & Allnutt 1823"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1482(6)
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors-Sketchbooks
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:70379
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