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Watercolor by Thomas Rowlandson: Pidcock, Dealer in Birds and Beasts, available at Childs Gallery, Boston

Thomas Rowlandson

British (1765-1827)

Pidcock, Dealer in Birds and Beasts, 1807
Watercolor and graphite

Signed and dated lower left: “Rowlandson 1807”. Inscribed on the sign at right: “Peter Pidcock / Dealer in / Birds & Beasts / Rats Destroyed / Dogs Broke In”. Watercolor in blue, gray, and beige over graphite, on wove paper. In fine condition, recently conserved. Please contact gallery for full condition report. 

Pidcock was a well known dealer in animals during this period. A less finished and undated version of this watercolor is in the collection of Yale Center for British Art.

Signature: lower left