Etching with hand colouing Image 270x 205 mm, Plate 280 x 215 mm, Sheet 350 x 250 mm Two women stumble across nude bathers on the banks of the Thames. The elder woman jumps, aghast at the sight of their nakedness, exclaiming "Oh shame on the Nasty fellows do Sophia tell me when we are past them.", whilst her younger companion, Sophia, peers hard over her shoulder for a better look. The bathers sit by the waterside and a little boat floats on the water. A windmill can be seen in the background. Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) was one of the most accomplished and prolific of English professional draughtsmen. Admired for his satirical wit, he excelled as a caricaturist as well as an illustrator of books. Best known for such works as The Microcosm of London and The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax, which he illustrated for Rudolph Ackerman. One of the finest exponents of pen line in the history of British art.
Author Thomas Rowlandson
Condition Sheet time toned. Four pin holes in margins, not affecting image. Paper watermarked 1819.