Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
E. Jackson (London)
April 10, 1787
Etching aquatint and stipple
Sheet: 10 11/16 × 14 5/8 in. (27.2 × 37.1 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image center: "THE SYRENS. / Pubd April 10th 1787 by E. Jackson N1 Marylebone Street, Golden Square"; below image on either side of title: "Here all is pleasure, nothing wanting, / All harmonius, all enchanting; In extacy, I pant, and say, This let me sing my Life away."; right: "Designed & Etched by T. Rowlandson"
Marking: Watermark illegible
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrins, his sale Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959; Vendor: Sotheby's, London, Jan 12. 1959, lot 163
Not in Grego, or British Museum Satires.
Frederic George Stephens, M. Dorothy George Catalogue of political and personal satires preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. 11 vols., London, 1870-, Not listed.
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, No listed.