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Sketches at an Oratorio!


RCIN 810548

The use of a long narrow sheet of figures was developed by Rowlandson’s contemporary, Henry William Bunbury (1750–1811). Here, Rowlandson uses the format to examine the reactions of a group of characters to an oratorio. Oratorios – sacred compositions for singers and orchestra – were performed in London during Lent. Cat. 55

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