A Comic Actor Rehearsing

Thomas Rowlandson, English, 1756 - 1827

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1789

Ink, colored wash on paper

Sight: 7 3/8 in. (18.7 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.955.46.2B

Geography/Culture

Europe, Great Britain

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, lower right: Rowlandson 1789

Course History

SART 22, Figure Drawing, Jerry Auten, Winter 2020

SART 22, Figure Drawing, Brenda Garand, Winter 2015

ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2014

ENGL 20, Age of Satire, Alysia Garrison, Winter 2014

ARTH 86, Senior Seminar in Art Historical Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

Rococo to Modernism: European Drawings and Watercolors from the Permanent Collection and Dartmouth's Alumni, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-May 30, 2004.

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

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.

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, pp. 168-169, ill. p.169, no. 102.

John Hayes, Rowlandson Watercolours and Drawings, London, Phaidon Press, 1972, p. 135, pl. 71.

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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