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The Gamesters

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1876,1209.449

  • Title (object)

    • The Gamesters
  • Description

    Two well-dressed young men, Lord Courtenay, left and Thomas Rowlandson, r, playing cards at small, tapestry covered table; another, older man behind Courtenay, gesturing at his hand of cards and raising three fingers behind Courtenay's head, which Rowlandson sees, concealing the ace of diamonds behind his back; before alteration of publication detail. 22 May 1786
    Mezzotint

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1786
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 419 millimetres
    • Width: 445 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, caption "Vice whatever sex or form[...]seduced into its acquaintance", dedication to the "...young Nobility of England..." by the publisher, and with production and publication detail, all below image: "Painted by the Revd. M. Peters R.A." and "Engraved by Wm. Ward"
  • Curator's comments

    Any publication detail has been trimmed away.

  • Bibliography

    • Frankau 1904 128.I bibliographic details
    • Chaloner Smith 1883 97 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Mounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1876

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1876,1209.449

Two well-dressed young men, Lord Courtenay, l and Thomas Rowlandson, r, playing cards at small, tapestry covered table; another, older man behind Courtenay, gesturing at his hand of cards and raising three fingers behind Courtenay's head, which Rowlandson sees, concealing the ace of diamonds behind his back; before alteration of publication detail.  22 May 1786  Mezzotint

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Two well-dressed young men, Lord Courtenay, l and Thomas Rowlandson, r, playing cards at small, tapestry covered table; another, older man behind Courtenay, gesturing at his hand of cards and raising three fingers behind Courtenay's head, which Rowlandson sees, concealing the ace of diamonds behind his back; before alteration of publication detail. 22 May 1786 Mezzotint

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