Two couples — one middle age and the other youthful — dance in a shabby room.
- Printmaker: Alken, Samuel, 1756-1815, printmaker.
- Title: A French family [graphic] / T. Rowlandson delin. ; S. Alken fecit.
Acquired November 2012
A boat crammed with shipwrecked men, with an oar projecting to the right. One man leans his elbows on the gunwale while two of his companions throw a corpse overboard.
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist
Distress / from an original drawing by Thos. Rowlandson.
Published: [London] : Published by Thos. Palser, Surrey side Westminster Bridge, [ca. 1799].
Subjects (Library of Congress): Shipwrecks; Castaways; Palser, Thomas, publisher; Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, artist; Satires (Visual works)–England–1799; Aquatints–England–London–1799; Etchings–England–London–1799.
Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: July, 2010