Framed Original Watercolor Painting Entitled "An 18th Century Coffee House"

Rowlandson, Thomas

Condition: Near Fine
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White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB
West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.

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An even then nostalgic look at the celebrated coffee house of the preceding century. Unsigned, but very much in the style of Rowlandson, to whom the work is credited. 10.5 by 17 cm oblong, with frame, 31 by 37.5 cm. The picture is outlined in pencil and filled in with washes of watercolor, to show the interior of a coffee house crowded with men smoking, conversing and socializing at large communal tables. The work is both sketchy and finished, and its earthy, near monochrome palette contribute to its dream-like quality. This is not a work of sharp satiric humor, but rather one of gauzy nostalgia, even in its day, for a cultural phenomen that was drifting away by then. Some very light soiling, or fox marks, on the picture itself. Mounted handsomely, and with a silver and gilt frame. Some of the silver has been rubbed off. Bookseller Inventory # 004420

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Title: Framed Original Watercolor Painting Entitled...

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Book Condition: Near Fine

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