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Watercolour - Cornish Fair
  • Cornish Fair
    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827
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Cornish Fair

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (Possibly made at Bodmin Moor where the Rough Tor rocks are situated. The area is pronounced 'Router' Rocks., made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Captain Desmond Coke

  • Museum number:

    P.122-1931

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 72, box B

Physical description

Watercolour of a Cornish fair entitled 'The Fair at Router [Rough Tor?] Rocks, Cornwall'. Inscribed with title, description and dedication.

Place of Origin

England (Possibly made at Bodmin Moor where the Rough Tor rocks are situated. The area is pronounced 'Router' Rocks., made)

Date

ca. 1780-1825 (made)

Artist/maker

Thomas Rowlandson, born 1756 - died 1827 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Router Rocks, Cornwall; with the general market / held at certain periods / frequented by all who live / at a comeable distance - by Thos Rowlandson / for the acceptance of Robt Hughes Esquire / with the kindest wishes of his friend / Richard Chambers. FLS
Inscribed in ink on the back

Dimensions

Height: 11 in, Width: 16.9375 in

Object history note

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge have a pen and ink drawing of the same subject by the artist. It is numbered 1438 in their collection.

Descriptive line

Watercolour of a Cornish fair entitled 'The Fair at Router [Rough Tor?] Rocks, Cornwall' by Thomas Rowlandson. Great Britain, ca. 1780-1825.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Fair; Market

Categories

Paintings; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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