18 November 2004
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
A Petty Fogger or low Informer
signed 'Rowlandson' (lower right) and inscribed 'a Petty Fogger or low Informer' (lower centre)
pencil and brown ink and watercolour
11 3/8 x 9 in. (29 x 22.8 cm.)
Henry S. Reitlinger (L. 2274a); Sotheby's, London, 19 December 1968, lot 19, where purchased by Agnew's on behalf of David and Beryl Harris.
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