A Fair – A Group of Gypsies – Men and Women in Rustic Clothes in Front of Two Makeshift Tents
Imitations of Modern Drawings
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
After Francis Wheatley (British, London 1747–1801 London)
Plate: 8 3/16 x 9 13/16 in. (20.8 x 25 cm)
Sheet: 18 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. (47 x 31.5 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Not on view
Signature: in plate lower left: "F. Wheatley/ 1786"
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Grego I.151 no.5, II.390 no. 5; Webster E32
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p.151, no.5; vol. II, p. 390, no. 5.
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.
Mary Webster Francis Wheatley. 1970, cat. no. E32, p. 163.