" The Glass on the Road". Watercolor on paper, signed "T. Rowlandson" , lower left. Thomas Rowlandson.

Fine Original Rowlandson Watercolor

" The Glass on the Road". Watercolor on paper, signed "T. Rowlandson" , lower left.

N.p: n.d. [ca. 1800].

Image 11 x 9 inches; matted and framed to 19 x 16 inches overall. Fine Original Rowlandson Watercolor. Framed. Item #225326

A fine, large, characteristic Rowlandson watercolor showing a well-dressed man receiving a drink from a rotund publican whose eye is caught by an attractive young lady in a carriage at the rear; two dogs in the foreground. The women appears oblivious to the two men, but whether this is actually so is typical of Rowlandson's frequent ambiguity, and...who knows? Certainly the gentleman looks well pleased.

Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) was probably the finest of the draftsmen and caricaturists who portrayed life and manners in 18th and early 19th century England. Starting life as a painter of portraits and serious subjects, he found it more profitable to produce humorous drawings of low life and ridiculous subjects. He was also an accomplished illustrator, notably for the Tours of Dr. Syntax.

A fine example of this master's work.

Price: $4,500.00 Free International Delivery