Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)

Portrait of a lady in profile

Thomas Rowlandson

SOLD

With signature in pencil l.r.: Rowlandson, pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil

17.5 x 14.8 cm; 6 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches

Provenance

Squire Gallery, London;

K.A.T. Davey, C.B.E.; his sale at Christie’s, London, 24 November 1998, lot 27;

Christopher Forbes; his sale at Christie’s, London, ‘The Forbes Collection of Victorian Pictures and Works of Art II, 20 February 2003, lot 190 (£7170);

The Lord Wraxall, acquired at the above sale, until 2019

This may be a drawing of Miss Baker. The Bakers of Bayfordbury Park, Hertfordshire, were early patrons of Rowlandson, and a drawing of Miss Baker wearing a hat is illustrated in Bernard Falk, ‘Thomas Rowlandson his Life and Art’, 1949, ill. facing p. 124. The drawings are executed in a similar style.