A collection of 112 watercolours including 53 works by Thomas Rowlandson, 22 by Samuel Howitt and 37 by other contemporary hands.
Views of the Isle of Wight by Thomas Rowlandson, 1790s
© Museum of Island History
- Pencil, pen & ink & watercolour
- Average: 23 x 33 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £50,000 ( Total: £825,000; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Trustees of the Longleat Chattels Settlement
They present an invaluable record of the topography and buildings of the Isle of Wight and are the result of at least 2 tours by the artists. The work depicted is 'The quarter-deck of a Lymington passage boat' by Rowlandson.
Southgate, Son & Grimston, London, 1834; Beriah Botfield; bequeathed to the Thynne family; The Marquess of Bath.