Rowlandson, Thomas (1756 - 1827)
'Gretna Green'; 'Love spread your Wings I'll not out-strip 'em. Though Death's behind. He will not clip 'em.' Pencil and watercolour. c.1815. A a study for / version of Plate XV in Rowlandson's 'The English Dance of Death', the texts provided by William Combe (1742-1823). Rowlandson made another, related composition 'Filial Affection, or a Trip to Gretna Green', publ. 1785. This drawing comes with an original label inscribed with title and verse by the artist. 5x8 inches.


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