The Oyster Woman, c1780-1825. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson.

The Oyster Woman, c1780-1825. Creator: Thomas Rowlandson.

2-871-274 - Shirley Markham Collection/Heritage Images

The Oyster Woman, c1780-1825. 'Rowlandson, by nature and through his interests, was constantly in touch with his surroundings. His observations were sometimes is not difficult to see that he demonstrated more pleasure in drawing a drinking or eating scene in a tavern than he did a public monument or a sitting room in a castle or private mansion'. From "The Watercolour Drawings of Thomas Rowlandson from the Albert H. Wiggin Collection in the Boston Public Library" with commentary by Arthur W. Heintzelman. [Watson-Guptill Publications, Inc., New York, 1947]

Image Details

People Information

  1. Thomas Rowlandson, attributed to: British: Painter, illustrator, caricaturist, artist
People Related
  1. Arthur William Heintzelman: American: Writer, author, artist, painter, etcher, copyist, teacher, and curator

  1. Watercolour

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 5867x3945
File Size : 67,809kb


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