Object Title

Print

Print

Date

1800

Object Number

I.327

Provenance

From the Library of Sir James Mann, Master of the Armouries 1939-1962: acquired from his estate after his death, 1964.

Physical Description

Hand-coloured, engraved and aquatinted cartoon of a group of tourists being shown the Line of Kings in the Tower of London by a Yeoman Warder. Signed 'Rowlandson inv.', with the imprint: 'Pubd. Janry 1st 1800 by R. Ackermann, No. 101 Strand.'
Framed.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 13.7in. x 18.25 in (34.8 47.5 cm)

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

This is the engraving for which the original drawing is I.45. There are minor variations between the two, primarily in the illustration of the first figure on the left, which in the drawing is shown as a half armour on a stand and in the engraving has become a complete armour on foot. In addition, the room in which the Line is shown has been given a coved ceiling with Adamesque plaster work, while the original drawing appears to show the flat wood-framed ceiling of the old Horse Armoury, 'ie' the first floor of the New Armouries building. Current loc - Cradle Rack 7 (BC 14.09.2001)