3 June 2004
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
The doctor's visit
with signature 'Rowlandson' (lower left in the margin) and inscribed 'Dear Friend-/[have crossed out] agreeable to your request/have sent youa Sett [sic] of the/Dwarf Borders- the amount/of which to the trade-(which/if they wont allow you to be [?...] of you may as often as you/please be accomodated through me)/is £2..14-' (on the reverse)
pencil, red ink and watercolour, on the artist's washline mount, unframed
6½ x 4¾ in. (16.5 x 12 cm.)
Gilbert Davis (L. 757a).
W. Ewer, 30 January 1950, where purchased by a forebear of the present owner.
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On the reverse is a portion of a letter probably in the artist's hand.
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