Fishermen by the Shore – Coastal Scene with a Man Sitting on Rocks and Smoking a Pipe, Next to a Standing Young Woman, with a Second Woman Behind
Imitations of Modern Drawings
Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London)
After Francis Wheatley (British, London 1747–1801 London)
Plate: 13 3/4 x 9 13/16 in. (34.9 x 25 cm)
Sheet: 18 3/8 x 12 3/16 in. (46.7 x 31 cm)
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1933
Not on view
Signature: in plate lower left: "Wheatley 1786"
Vendor: James Rimell & Son
Grego I.151 no. 2 and II.390 no. 2; Webster E31
Joseph Grego Rowlandson the Caricaturist: A selection from his works, with anecdotal desciptions.... 2 vols., London, 1880, vol. I, p. 151, no. 2 (A Coast Scene, A Companion); vol. II, p. 390, no. 2.
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. E31, p. 163.