A Group of Five Donkeys, Three Standing, Two Lying
Imitations of Modern Drawings
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
After Sawrey Gilpin (British, near Carlisle 1733–1807 Scaleby, Cumbria)
Aquatint and soft ground etching
Plate: 7 13/16 x 10 7/8 in. (19.8 x 27.7 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: "S. Gilpin 1783"
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, Not in list of "Rowlandson's Imitations," vol. I, p. 151, vol. II, p. 390.
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.