Lot 133: Rowlandson (Thomas), Nymphs bathing in a woodland river
November 15, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Rowlandson (Thomas, 1756-1827) Nymphs bathing in a woodland river, pen and grey ink, red ink, watercolour, over graphite on wove paper, without watermark, 145 x 234 mm. (5 7/8 x 9 1/4 in), faint incised vertical line to left hand edge of sheet, some surface dirt and rubbing of pigment Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London (gallery label on reverse, no.: K3/2556), original receipt for £185 from 1965 included; Richard .L. Burnett Esq., UK For a comparative watercolour with the same subject matter, as well as a closely associated compositional structure, see Bathers in a Landscape (Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, acc. no.: B1977.14.333).
Notes: Category: Old Master Prints and Drawings