12 November 1996
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
A Shepherdess and Herdsman and Cattle beneath a Tree
pencil, pen and ink and watercolour
10½ x 8 7/8 in. (26.7 x 22.2 cm.)
Mackinnon and Strachey.
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