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Tambarina,

Stipple engraving and aquatint on laid paper

Print impression quality: Fair

Dimensions (Image): 242 x 330 mm (9.5 x 13 in.)

Dimensions (Sheet): 242 x 330 mm (9.5 x 13 in.)

Inscribed in plate: “Adam Buck del Wright & Ziegler Sculp”; inscribed in plate: “In gay content a sportive life she led, / The Child of Industry by Labour bred / Her light companions Innocence and Ease. / Her hope was pleasure, and her wish to please.”

Watermark: No watermark

Edition: Published 1 January 1799 by William Holland (No. 50 Oxford Street)

Accession number: 2001.23.1

Gift of Ellen G. D’Oench (B.A. Wesleyan 1973, Trustee 1977–1979, DAC Curator 1979–1998), 2001

Bibliography: Per donor correspondence, “A drawing in the Royal Collection, Windsor, attributed to Rowlandson, ‘Tamborina,’ is said to be a close copy of ‘the well-known print by A. Buck” (A.P. Oppé, “English Drawings, Stuart and Georgian Periods, in the Collection of His Majesty the King at Windsor Castle,” London: Phaidon Press, 1950, cat. 549). This drawing, probably by Buck himself, must have been among the many such purchases by George, Prince of Wales.”

Work Type: print

Related Works: This print is a pendant to Roberts and Ziegler’s “Triangulina” (DAC 2001.23.2).

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