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Harry Rowe

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Harry Rowe
  • Description

    Portrait of the trumpeter and puppet master Harry Rowe, aged seventy-two; half-length, standing in profile to left at stage of puppet theatre, holding a book lettered with 'Mac / beth / 2d Edn'; drum, trumpet and images of puppets at right; man drowning at sea in background; after a drawing by F. A. 1798
    Etching and drypoint


  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1798
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 148 millimetres
    • Width: 104 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within imaga at lower right 'Harry Rowes / gone', above image with the title and information about the sitter over four lines, below image 'A Manager Commenced Author.' and five lines of verse, production details 'F.A. ad viv del. & fecit 1798.'
  • Curator's comments

    The monogrammist F. A. has not been identified.

    See another impression 1850,0810.209

  • Bibliography

    • O'Donoghue 1908-25 2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Roy)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number


Portrait of Harry Rowe, in profile holding a copy of Macbeth  Etching

Portrait of Harry Rowe, in profile holding a copy of Macbeth Etching

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