A Maiden Aunt Smelling Fire

Thomas Rowlandson1804

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: A Maiden Aunt Smelling Fire
  • Date Created: 1804
  • Location Created: London
  • Subject: maid, cat (domestic cat), interior, man, fire, doorway, window, staircase, candle, shoes, nude, genre subject, smell
  • Physical Dimensions: w29.2 x h36.4 cm
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Not signed, not dated
  • Inscription: Marks: watermark: -o-
  • Inscription: Inscribed in pen in red brown ink, lower left: "Rowlandson 1804"; on support mount, in black ink lower right: "SCIPIO" (H. S. Reitlinger collector's stamp, Lugt. 2274a); on support mount, in graphite lower center: [only the very tip of inscription visible]; Verso: in graphite, lower left: "C422"
  • Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
  • Type: watercolor
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1669918
  • Medium: Watercolor with pen and red-brown and gray ink, over graphite on medium, slightly textured, beige, wove paper, mounted on, thick, moderately textured, beige, wove paper


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