Landscape with Figures on Horseback, Another Resting Under a Gnarled Tree, and a Cottage at Right Nestled in Trees
Imitations of Modern Drawings
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
After Thomas Gainsborough (British, Sudbury 1727–1788 London)
Aquatint and soft ground etching
Plate: 10 13/16 x 14 13/16 in. (27.4 x 37.7 cm)
Sheet: 12 3/8 x 18 1/2 in. (31.5 x 47 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed in plate lower left: "Gainsborough"
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Grego I.151, no.3, vol. II.390, no.3
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p.151, no.3 (A Sketch: trees, cottages, &c);, vol. II, p. 390, no.3.
The Grolier Club A Catalogue of Books Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson, Together with a collection of original drawings by him Exh. cat. November 1916, The set described here (now Boston Public Library), belonged to Rowlandson, and includes 14 large plates (8 after Gainsborough, 2 after Barrett and 4 without inscriptions); plus 18 small plates on 9 sheets (including "A Print Sale," "Cupids: after Bartolozzi, "John Bull in France", "Monsieur in England" (both Wigstead 1788), and various landscapes and scenes after Gainsborough, Gilpin, Wheatley and anonymous artists)., cat. no. 52, pp. 82-83.
John T. Hayes Gainsborough as Printmaker. 1971, pp. 27-29.