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Watercolour - Alehouse Politicians

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1953P321
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1785 - 1790

Maker Information

Watercolourist:Thomas Rowlandson - View biography for Thomas Rowlandson


Greed and corruption among the learned professions were often satirised in eighteenth-century caricature, and Rowlandson contributed his share to the genre. The gluttony and drunkenness of the clergy was a favourite topic.

Presented by J Leslie Wright 1953, received on his death, 1954.

Further Information

Production Period:18th century
Medium:Pen and watercolour over pencil on laid paper.


Height:228 mm
Width:307 mm