Jack Bannister in his Dressing Room

Thomas Rowlandson1783

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: Jack Bannister in his Dressing Room
  • Date Created: 1783
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Subject: seated, "Bannister, John (1760–1836), actor", profile, actor, standing, dressing room, portrait
  • Physical Dimensions: w16.4 x h22.1 cm
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Not signed, not dated
  • Inscription: Inscribed in pen in brown ink, on support sheet, upper center: "From Old Jack Bannister 65 Gowen St. | to his Young Friend Wm. Henderson"; in black ink, image sheet, upper left: "TEL" (collectors stamp); in dark gray ink, on image sheet, lower right: "Sketch'd from Mm. Bannister Jun. {?] in his Dressing | Room at Drury Lane- Dec. 23-83--"; verso: in brown ink, center right: "Wit be the Prologue which adorns his head | and frame his final epilogue when dead"; in graphite, center: "Long and brilliant be the prologue | Long (in coming) [too?] the Epilogue"
  • Artist: Thomas Rowlandson
  • Type: portrait
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1669897
  • Medium: Watercolor with pen and red-brown ink over graphite on medium, moderately textured, beige, laid paper mounted on beige, thick, moderately textured, laid paper with border with gray wash lines


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