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Rowlandson's Sketches of the Antique

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    early 1820s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil, pen and sepia ink, and wash on white wove paper bound in marbled boards and leather

  • Museum number:

    E.3242-1938

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 91, shelf A, box 62

Physical description

Sketch from a sketchbook of a classical subject, the book of white wove paper pages bound in marbled boards with red leather spine and corners.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

early 1820s (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pencil, pen and sepia ink, and wash on white wove paper bound in marbled boards and leather

Dimensions

Height: 9.25 in, Width: 7.5 in

Descriptive line

Thomas Rowlandson. One of 99 sketches of various Greek, Egyptian and Roman subjects on white wove paper bound in a red leather and marbled board volume. Pen and ink, wash and pencil. Paper watermarked 1820 and bound in about 1824

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1938, London: Board of Education, 1939.

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink; Sepia ink; Wash; Leather; Cardboard

Techniques

Wash technique; Drawing; Marbling; Bookbinding

Categories

Drawings; Books

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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