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The Gamesters

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1868,0612.950

  • 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; after alteration of publication detail. 1786, this state 1802
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1786
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 425 millimetres (trimmed?)
    • Width: 494 millimetres (trimmed?)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, caption "Vice whatever sex or form it may assume leadeth to destruction, - woe to the unruly youth who hath been seduced into its acquaintance", dedication to the "...young Nobility of England..." by the publisher, and "Painted by the Revd. M. Peters R.A. / Engraved by Wm. Ward / London Pubd 1st June 1802 at I Ackermann's Repository of Arts 101 Strand".
  • Bibliography

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

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1868,0612.950

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; after alteration of publication detail.  1786, this state 1802  Mezzotint

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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; after alteration of publication detail. 1786, this state 1802 Mezzotint

Reproduced by permission of the artist. © The Trustees of the British Museum

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