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Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

A Couple of Antiques, or my Aunt and my Uncle. 20 Nov 1807

Hand-coloured etching | 27.7 x 37.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 810666

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Old women being beautified and distracted antiquarians are among Rowlandson’s favourite characters. The title may suggest that the print has an autobiographical element: Rowlandson was cared for by his wealthy aunt and uncle after his father’s bankruptcy in 1759, and inherited money from his aunt in 1789. Cat. 67