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Artist
Thomas Rowlandson, British, 1756–1827
Title
Port Isaac, Cornwall
Date
c. 1790
Medium
Watercolor and pen and ink over graphite on wove paper with artist’s mount with washline border
Dimensions
Sheet: 11 1/2 × 18 in. (29.2 × 45.7 cm)
Credit Line

The Stuart Collection, museum purchase funded by Francita Stuart Koelsch Ulmer in honor of Valerie Greiner

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2018.233
Classification
Drawings, Pastels & Watercolors
Provenance

Joseph Grego (1843-1908)(1); T. Hastings; Dr W. H. Hastings; [Walker Galleries, London, at least by 1949-1954]; Mr & Mrs Hugh B. Cox; Private collection, UK to 2003; Private collection; [Lowell Libson and Jonny Yarker, Ltd], by 2017; purchased by MFAH, 2018. (1)Joseph Grego was an art collector, journalist, and author in the late 19th century. Born in London, Grego invented the “Colour Photo-Copier,” a system of reproducing 18th-century color prints as facsimiles. He was the Director of photo-engravers Carl Hentschel Ltd, 1899-1908 and Directo of Kegan Paul & Co. from 1903 and The Graphic Company, until his death. Grego also was a writer and collector of the works of James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, George Morland, Charles Dickens, and George Cruikshank. He edited a book on James Gillray’s works (1873) and Rowlandson the Caricaturist (1880). In 1903, he published Cruickshank’s Water Colours. Grego also was an art dealer, lending his prints and drawings to museum exhibitions and organized a few exhibitions such as “English Humourists in Art Exhibition (Royal Institute, Piccadilly, 1889. See Sidney Lee, ed., “Joseph Grego,” Dictionary of National Biography (London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1912).