• Tea in the Lower Assembly Room, Bath -
    Price on request

    Pen and black ink and watercolour over traces of pencil with pen and ink border

    Sheet 40.2 by 55.4 cm., 15 3/4 by 21 3/4 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 23rd November 1966, lot 254;

    Sir Walter Brandt (1902-1978);

    By descent until 2019


    James Dunthorne was born in Colchester and established himself as an artist and print dealer in his native town. His father James was also an artist, as well as occasional mapmaker and surveyor. Dunthorne Junior specialised in genre subjects and domestic scenes, especially of provincial English society engaged in such pursuits as card parties, skating, concerts, auctions and assemblies. Dubbed the `Colchester Hogarth', his works allows fascinating glimpses into Georgian life. Some of his works were engraved by Rowlandson and he exhibited regularly between 1782 and 1793 at the Royal Academy.

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