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    Sale 5905

    Christie's Interiors

    7 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 426

    Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)

    The Midday Rest

    Price Realised  


    Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
    The Midday Rest
    inscribed 'Carting Seaweed/T.Rowlandson/from Sir Kenneth Clark Collection' (on the reverse of the mount)
    pencil, pen and ink and watercolour
    9¾ x 14¾ in. (24.8 x 37.5 cm.)

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    This work may have been executed during one of Rowlandson's tours of the Isle of Wight. His first documented visit was in 1784, when he was accompanied by his friend the painter and caricaturist Henry Wigstead, and he returned in 1791. On both occasions he produced many sketches documenting the topography of the island as well as the daily life of its inhabitants.

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    Kenneth (later Lord) Clark.
    Fine Arts Society, London.