19 February 2003
Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
The stolen kiss
pencil, pen and ink and watercolour
5 7/8 x 9½ in. (15 x 24.1 cm.)
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 17 February 1999, lot 443, when acquired by the present owner.
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Another version of this composition was in the Collection of the Earl of Lisburne and sold Christie's, London, 20 June 1978, lot 97, as 'The elopement interrupted'.
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