3 June 2004
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
with inscription and date 'Rowlandson 1806' (lower left)
pencil, red and brown ink and watercolour, unframed
11½ x 9¼ in. (290.3 x 23.5 cm.)
Gilbert Davies (L. 757a).
Lady Gordon-Cumming; Sotheby's, London, 15 December 1948, lot 18 as 'A Boxing Match' (with another) where purchased by a forebear of the present owner.
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J. Grego, Rowlandson the Caricaturist, London, 1880, vol. II, p. 63.
Another watercolour of the same subject, dated June 9th 1812 and entitle Description of a Boxing Match was in the collection of Desmond Coke.
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