Market Place of a Flemish City,
pen and grey ink with grey, brown, and blue wash over traces of graphite on wove paper, laid down on wove paper
40.9 x 52.9 cm
National Gallery of Canada (no. 3123)
Rowlandson travelled often to the Continent, making his first trip to France in 1774, while still a student at the Royal Academy Schools. This view of an unidentified square was made in Flanders, probably during a tour in the 1790s. The artist's attention to the intricate details of architecture suggests that this drawing was intended to be engraved.