Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Three Cows Standing on the Ridge of a Field

Series/Portfolio:
Imitations of Modern Drawings
Etcher:
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
Artist:
After Sawrey Gilpin (British, near Carlisle 1733–1807 Scaleby, Cumbria)
Published in:
London
Date:
1781
Medium:
Aquatint and soft ground etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 7 5/8 x 11 in. (19.4 x 28 cm) Sheet: 18 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. (47 x 31.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.7(8)
Not on view
Signature: in plate lower right: "S. Gilpin 1781"
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
(?) Grego I.151, no. 8 (Cattle), II.390, no. 8
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, (?) vol. I, p. 151, no. 8 (Cattle), vol. II, p. 390, no. 8.

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.



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