Thomas Rowlandson

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Thomas Rowlandson
1756-1827
"A Dismiss'd Keeper of a House of Correction receiving Marks of Gratitude for Past Favours."
Pen and brown and black ink, watercolor, over graphite, on paper.
9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (250 x 198 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Dudley F. Parker.
1982.12:1

 

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Inscribed by the artist, in pen and black ink; at upper left, "TO ILCHESTER"; at upper edge, "ONE GOOD TURN.. / DESERVES ANOTHER; on shirt of bound warden, "EVERY DOG / HAS HIS DAY"; at lower edge, "A Dismiss'd Keeper of a house of Correction receiving Marks of Gratitude for past favours".

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Henry C. Sturges, New York (father of the donor); his daughter, Mrs. Dudley F. Parker (née Sarah Sturges), Morristown, N.J.
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