Thomas Rowlandson (London 1756-1827) Taking a Bribe 32.9cm (12 15/16in). diameter

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Lot 245
Thomas Rowlandson
(London 1756-1827)
Taking a Bribe 32.9cm (12 15/16in). diameter

Sold for £ 8,750 (US$ 11,872) inc. premium
Thomas Rowlandson (London 1756-1827)
Taking a Bribe
pencil, pen and ink and watercolour on paper, tondo
32.9cm (12 15/16in). diameter

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Henry Harris, 1925
    Desmond Coke, UK, by 1928
    Coke sale, Sotheby's, London 21 July 1931, lot 104
    Joseph Wiedner
    P.A.B Wiedner III, 1983
    With Leger Galleries, London, 1994 (according to a label on the reverse)
    Private Collection, UK

    Exhibited
    London, Lowell Libson Ltd, Beauty and the Beast: A Loan Exhibition of Works by Rowlandson from British Private Collections, 22 October - 23 November 2007, cat. no. 25

    Literature
    D. Coke, Confessions of an incurable collector, London, 1928, ill. pl. 34
    L. Libson et al, Beauty and the Beast: A Loan Exhibition of Works by Rowlandson from British Private Collections, exh. cat., London, 2007, no. 25, ill.

    The present work belongs to a small series of large circular sporting and gambling drawings made between 1795 and 1818, and were likely intended for the decoration of screens.
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