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An Antiquarian

Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Publisher:
William Holland (British, 1757–1815)
Date:
October 23, 1789
Medium:
Hand-colored etching and aquatint
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/4 × 10 11/16 in. (37.4 × 27.1 cm) Plate: 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (36.2 x 26 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.533.321
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate within image lower left: "Rowlandson delt"; right: "London Pub-d by W. Holland No. 50 Oxford Street. Oct-r 23 1789"; below image center: "An Antiquarian / In Holland Exhibition Rooms may be seen the largest collection in Europe of Humorous Prints. Admit 1 Shillg"
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrins(sale Sotheby's Jan. 12, 1959); Vendor: Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 22, 2002–July 14, 2002.

Grego I.252, II.392
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, pp. 252 (vol I), 392 (vol II).



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