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Framed Original Watercolor Painting of Three Red-Coated Soldiers Loading a Cannon
NA. Fine. 18 by 11.5 cm, with frame, 25 by 18 cm. The picture is outlined in pen and ink, with washes of watercolor, as typical of Rowlandson. It depicts three redcoats with tricorn hats loading and/or aiming a cannon by the entrance to a castle. The figures are caricature, and one gets a sense of ineptitude from the soldiers' blase, happy-go-lucky expression, with two of the three nonchalantly looking on more than usefully contributing, but the competence or lack thereof is not really shown clearly. The modest sized illustration, though, is very pleasing, and its little touches of color -- mainly the soldier's uniform -- add immeasurable enchantment to the image. On laid paper. In a very tasteful, traditional and appropriate modern frame.
      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
Last Found On: 2014-08-13           Check availability:      Biblio    

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