Midday Rest

Midday Rest


Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
The Mid-day Rest

Pen and grey ink and watercolour
With a signed pen and grey ink and pencil drawing verso
15.1 by 22.2 cm., 5 ¾ by 8 ¾ in.

Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 20th July 1978, lot 196;
Colin Hunter (1926-2013)

A similar drawing `Labourers at Rest' is in the Yale Center for British Art (see John Baskett and Dudley Snelgrove,
The Drawings of Thomas Rowlandson in the Paul Mellon Collection, 1977, no. 82, ill.) and another, `Haymakers at Rest' is in the Royal Library at Windsor (see A.P. Oppé, English Drawings at Windsor Castle, 1950, no. 525, pl. 84).