Frigates Towing a Hulk

Gluttonous man tempted by coquettish prostitutes

1812
Thomas Rowlandson (English, 1756–1827)


Dimensions

Sheet: 28.5 x 21.9 cm (11 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. )

Accession Number

50.3987

Medium or Technique

Pen, and ink and watercolor over graphite (recto); graphite (verso)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Verso: possibly first sketch for 11963- broad grins, or a black joke?

Inscription

LL in ink: RowlandSon 1812; LC: title

Markings

Watermarks: RUSSELL & Co/1797 ride side of primary support
JWHATMAN/TURKEY MILL/1824 secondary support

Provenance

Coll.: Sir John Crampton, Wicklow, Ireland; Mrs. Boyle, London; Gift to MFA of Mr. and Mrs. John D. MacDonald, Cambridge, MA; December 14, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Dolliver MacDonald