Bodmin Cornwall: French Prisoners on Parole

Thomas Rowlandson1795

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: Bodmin Cornwall: French Prisoners on Parole
  • Date Created: 1795
  • Location Created: London
  • Subject: kissing, prisoners, horses (animals), pig, guards (security), child, men, women, French, parole, windows, town, inn, plant, buildings, benches, tables (support furniture), baskets, birdcage (container), genre subject
  • Physical Dimensions: w51.3 x h36 cm
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Not signed, not dated
  • Inscription: Inscribed in gray ink, lower center, (on mount): "FRENCH PRISONERS | ON PAROLL. | AT BODMIN CORNWALL | 1795."; in gray ink, center: "My dear Rowlandson | I shall be at home and alone, if you will favour me with a call I shall be happy | [L N?], in graphite, lower center: "Dear Bess | Am obliged to Dine out shall not be able to call on you before ten O clock"
  • Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
  • Type: watercolor
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1669929
  • Medium: Watercolor with pen and gray and black ink over graphite on medium, slightly textured, beige, wove paper, mounted on moderately thick, moderately texture, beige, laid paper


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