George Derville Rowlandson – The Canary Isles – Carnival at Orotava – etc / 6 drawings

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Pages 28-29-(32&33)-34-35-36 – Pages 30 & 31 are missing. (32-36) Pencil and black ink on white wove paper (28 & 29 – blue and brown papers, 28 has 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:
28. Carnival at Orotava, The band in the Hotel Grounds.
29. At a Laguna Cock–Fight.
32&33. Icod, Church & Dragon Tree = 3000 Years Old, 20.2.93.
34. Cathedral, Santa Cruz.
35. Cathedral at Laguna from the Hotel Azoted, etc.
36. Sketch of a cow.

Condition: Some paper oxidation (yellowing) mostly around the edges. Oxidation is not visible on the two tinted papers.

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.


Additional information


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.