People of Color in European Art History


  1. Thomas Rowlandson
Christmas Gambols
England (1804)
Hand-coloured etching
Print with Watercolor on Paper, 27.7 x 23.7 cm.
Royal Collection Trust, UK.

A hand-coloured print of a drunken party taking place in a kitchen where four couples of domestic servants frolic with each other. In the centre of the print, a footman holds up a maid to kiss her underneath a bunch of mistletoe hanging from the ceiling. Another couple lie on the floor kissing in front of the hearth. A punch bowl and glasses are in the right of the foreground.
Inscribed in the plate: Pubd Nov 30 1804 by T Rowlandson N 1 James Street Adelphi / Rowlandson 1804

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Merry Christmas!

    Thomas Rowlandson

    Christmas Gambols

    England (1804)

    Hand-coloured etching

    Print with Watercolor on Paper, 27.7 x 23.7 cm.

    Royal Collection Trust, UK.

    A hand-coloured print of a drunken party taking place in a kitchen where four couples of domestic servants frolic with each other. In the centre of the print, a footman holds up a maid to kiss her underneath a bunch of mistletoe hanging from the ceiling. Another couple lie on the floor kissing in front of the hearth. A punch bowl and glasses are in the right of the foreground.

    Inscribed in the plate: Pubd Nov 30 1804 by T Rowlandson N 1 James Street Adelphi / Rowlandson 1804

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    Merry Christmas!