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A Touch on the Times

Artist:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Publisher:
Samuel William Fores (British, 1761–1838)
Subject:
Charles James Fox (British, 1749–1806)
Subject:
William Pitt (British, 1759–1806)
Subject:
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Irish, Dublin 1751–1816 London)
Subject:
George Prince of Wales (British, London 1762–1830 Windsor)
Date:
December 29, 1788
Medium:
Hand-colored etching (impression blurred in printing)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 3/4 × 15 1/4 in. (27.3 × 38.7 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.533.275
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate below image: "A TOUCH ON THE TIMES"; within image lower right: "Pub Dec 29 1788 by S Fores N 39 Picadilly" [additional text within image]

Marking: Watermark: "Strassburg lily & bend GR"
Francis Harvey (British, active by 1859–died 1899); C. W. Dyson Perrinshis sale Sotheby's Jan. 12, 1959; Vendor: Sotheby's, London, Jan. 12, 1959, lot 163
Grego I.231, II.392; British Museum Satires 7387
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-, cat. no. 7387.

Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p. 231, vol. II, p. 392.



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