Thomas Rowlandson 19th C. British Italian Picture Dealers Hand Colored Etching

THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching


THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching


THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching

THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching



THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching


THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching

THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching

THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching



THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching

THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching


THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching   
THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching

"Italian Picture Dealers Humbuging my Lord Anglaise". Description from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A handsome English lord visiting Italy is introduced to a disreputable art dealer by an obese nobleman. The grimaces and gestures of the Italians suggest that they intend to defraud, or "humbug, " the tourist. A voluptuous Mary Magdalene, purportedly by Guido Reni, is propped on a table for inspection and all the works on display undoubtedly are copies.

When this print was published in 1812, Britain and France had been at war for two decades and Englishmen could not visit Italy. A partially erased date of 1806 in the lower right corner indicates that Rowlandson conceived the image when southern Italy remained accessible but issued it at a time when making a Grand Tour had become a nostalgic memory.

Mounted in original bird's eye maple frame. Measures 11 3/4" x 8 15/16" image. Fair condition with toning, mat burn and stains.

The item "THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints".

The seller is "aldanhouse" and is located in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Originality: Original
  • Features: Framed
  • Year: 1812
  • Date of Creation: 1800-1899
  • Subject: Satirical
  • Size: Small (up to 12in.)
  • Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
  • Quantity Type: Single-Piece Work
  • Medium: Etching
  • Print Surface: Paper


THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching   
THOMAS ROWLANDSON 19th c. British ITALIAN PICTURE DEALERS Hand Colored Etching