9 June 2005
Property from the Estates of Mr and Mrs J. Richardson Dilworth
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
The West India Docks, Blackwall, with warships lying on the stocks
signed and dated 'Rowlandson. 1824' (lower right) and inscribed 'WEST INDIA DOCKS/BLACKWALL' (centre left, on a wall)
pencil, pen and grey ink and watercolour heightened with white
10 x 16 in. (25.4 x 40.7 cm.)
with Agnew's, London.
Dr William Brockbank; Sotheby's, London, 11 November 1982, lot 166.
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