A Tragic Actor Rehearsing

Thomas Rowlandson, English, 1756 - 1827

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1789

Ink, colored wash on paper

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

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

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: 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

D.955.46.2A

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower right: Rowlandson 1789

Exhibition History

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

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

Publication History

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.

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

Provenance

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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