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Landing at Greenwich

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Captain Desmond Coke

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 191

Physical description

Watercolour caricature entitled 'Landing at Greenwich' with several naked figures on the beach and tumbling off small boats arriving outside a riverside tavern. The scene is quite risque and bawdy with each man grabbing at the numerous partially naked women depicted. There are also couples visible in every window of the tavern. The facial expressions are all overtly lascivious and cartoonish. The tavern has a sign outside reading 'Letton's Salutation an Ordinary'. Inscribed with title.

Place of Origin

England (made)


ca. 1780-1825 (made)


Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Landing at Greenwich
Inscribed bottom left


Height: 13.0625 in, Width: 22.0625 in

Descriptive line

Watercolour caricature entitled 'Landing at Greenwich' by Thomas Rowlandson. Great Britain, ca. 1780-1825.




Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Prostitution; Pub; Tavern; Boats; Sex; Drunkenness


Drawings; Caricatures & Cartoons


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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