[French barracks] [art original] / T. Rowlandson 1786.

Published/Created:
[London?]
[1786]
Physical Description:
1 drawing : pen, ink and watercolor on wove paper ; image 244 x 362 mm
Notes:
Title from engraving based on this drawing, published by S.W. Fores 12 August 1791.
Acquired in honor of Charles Ryskamp, who served on the Lewis Walpole Library Board of Managers from 1980 until his death in 2010.
For further information, consult library staff.
Abstract:
A view of the interior of busy French barracks shows a more domestic atmosphere than military although weapons and other gear adorn the walls and lay scattered on the floor. The scene includes a woman nursing a baby (right) as another child plays at her feet. Beside her another woman holds up a mirror so that an officer can admire his reflection from both the front and back. A third woman (left) cuts an officers toe nails as a barber dresses his long queue; another officer has his hair powdered. In the background a man in his night shirt sits on the side of his bed as he stretches his arms and yawns.
Associated Names:
Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827 [Artist]
Topics:
Armor
Arms & armament
Barbers
Barracks -- French
Breast feeding
Canopy beds
Cats
Children
Dogs
Grooming
Hairdressing
Mirrors
Servants
Yawning
Topics:
France -- Foreign opinion, British
Language:
English
Genre:
Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1786
Watercolors -- English -- 18th century
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Prints & Photographs
Rights:
These images are provided for study purposes only. For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at walpole@yale.edu. Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/html/research/rights_reproductions.html
Call Number:
Drawings R79 no.13 Box D205
Orbis Record:
8790575
Yale Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Digital Collection:
Lewis Walpole Library
Local Record Number:
lwlpr19317
Citation:
Thomas Rowlandson, French Barracks. The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University.
Volume/Enumeration:
Digital version
OID:
15808830
PID:
digcoll:2806235