Thomas Rowlandson

Carting Hay

1806
A caricaturist best known for his biting satire and savage wit, Rowlandson produced thousands of spritely pen-and-ink drawings delicately tinted with watercolour. His immense oeuvre embraces every imaginable facet of late Georgian life, and includes pastoral landscapes with genre elements, such as the present work. Possibly a view in Cornwall, Rowlandson's quickly executed sketch shows the satisfying integration of town and country life that England enjoyed before the advent of the Industrial Revolution.
Title
Carting Hay
Date
1806
Medium
Drawing
Materials
pen and reddish-brown ink with watercolour over graphite on wove paper
Dimensions
19.4 x 27.2 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1924
Accession number
3119

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