George Derville Rowlandson – Canary Isles – Guancho Cave – etc / 5 drawings

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Pages 18-19-20-21-22 – Pencil and black ink on brown, green and buff wove papers (19-20 & 22 – added bodycolour with white highlights.) A total of 36 pages have been removed from the original binding to be sold in groups of 5 and 6. Gallery labels listing provenance will be included for each drawing. PLEASE NOTE the binding (illustrated) is not included in this sale.


Each sheet will be delivered in a clear polyester sleeve for protection and conservation.

Page number & titles:
18. The Ladies Sortija, practicing.
19. The road to Agua Mansa. Manuel, the town lamp-lighter, etc.
20. Entrance to Guancho Cave at Icod. Some text for this drawing is written in pencil on the back of page 19.
21. Trees.
22. Pico – 6.4.93. Hoeing at Telde. Returning from Canadas.

Rowlandson was a prolific and skillful illustrator who produced this remarkable series of drawings documenting the landmarks and daily life of local people living on the Canary Islands. A skillful artist and illustrator Rowlandson has managed to capture the movement of animals and people with such dexterity and incredible detail.

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Each page measures 8.5 cm x 12 cm.


Rowlandson, George Derville (1861-1928)

G. D. Rowlandson was born in India and studied at the Gloucester Art School as well as in London and Paris. He first worked as an illustrator, contributing works to The Illustrated London News between 1897 and 1900 and the English Illustrated Magazine from 1899 to 1900. He then exhibited oil paintings and watercolours at the British Institution and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours between 1911 and 1918. Rowlandson painted equine subjects, hunting scenes and military subjects.