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Market Place of a Flemish City,

Thomas Rowlandson
British, 1756 - 1827
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
Purchased 1924
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.

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