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Thomas Rowlandson, Gaming House

Gaming House, 1808

Thomas Rowlandson (1757 - 1827)

RA Collection: Art

The etching depicts men in a gaming house. In the background the players sitting at a gambling table gasp as a man with his hand in the air drops dice, which are shown in mid-air. There are numerous spectators standing around the table and in the left foreground a group of disgruntled losers gathers by the fire.

The print was in the collection of the artist Carel Weight RA. Weight bequeathed it to the Royal Academy along with some other works by Rowlandson, including a study for the etching (08/3905).

Object details

Gaming House
Thomas Rowlandson (1757 - 1827)
Etched by
Thomas Brown, The Beauties of Tom Brown: consisting of humorous pieces in prose and verse selected from the works of that satirical and lively writer. To which is prefixed a Life of the Author, by the late Charles Henry Wilson, London: T. & R. Hughes, 1808 (folded frontispiece)
Object type
Hand-coloured etching

140 mm x 225 mm

Royal Academy of Arts
Object number
Bequeathed by Carel Weight RA 1999

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