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Museum of Ancient Paintings, Palais of Portici Naples

Watercolour
ca. 1800 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Museum of Ancient Paintings, Palais of Portici Naples; A satirical watercolour showing a woman with three young men looking at wall frescoes. Two older men stand behind the group.


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Materials and Techniques
watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Rowlandson, Thomas; Museum of Ancient Paintings, Palais of Portici Naples; A satirical watercolour showing a woman with three young men looking at wall frescoes. Two older men stand behind the group; English School; ca.1800.
Physical Description
Museum of Ancient Paintings, Palais of Portici Naples; A satirical watercolour showing a woman with three young men looking at wall frescoes. Two older men stand behind the group.
Dimensions
  • Height: 12.9cm
  • Width: 20.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
Museum of ancient Paintings, Palais of Portici Naples inscribed below image.
Gallery Label
The Palais Portici housed artefacts excavated from the Roman town of Herculaneum. Rowlandson shows a woman admiring a display of risqué Roman fresco paintings while the men surrounding her all look lecherously at her. The crux of the satire is whether their visit is a cultural or erotic pastime.
Credit line
Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Collection
Accession Number
DYCE.799

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record createdMarch 8, 2006
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