A Tragic Actor Rehearsing

Thomas Rowlandson, English, 1756 - 1827



Ink, colored wash on paper

Sight: 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)

Sight: 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Henry C. Cutler, in memory of his wife Hattie M. Cutler, mother of Paul William Cutler, Class of 1928 and John Alden Cutler, Class of 1938 and gift of the Friends of Dartmouth Library



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, lower right: Rowlandson 1789

Exhibition History

18th-Century English Graphics, Lower Jewett Corridor, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 29-December 10, 1978.

Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 27, 1995-August 20, 1995.

Publication History

John Hayes, Rowlandson Watercolours and Drawings, London, Phaidon Press, p. 134, pl. 70.

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, p.169, ill., fig.1.


Collection of Henry S. Reitlinger (1885-1950); Pultney & Co., London; sold to Professor Herbert Faulkner West (Class of 1922), June 13, 1955; [Henry C. Cutler, Chicago, Illinois, perhaps funds, listed in Friends of the Dartmouth Library 1955 Gifts]; given to present collection, 1955.

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