Hotel D'Hambourgh à Paris
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Pen and grey and brown ink and wash on laid paper with the artist's original mount.
Stylistically this dates from the mid 1780s which suggests it may have been drawn on Rowlandson's third visit to Paris in 1785. A hotel of this name was in the St. Germain area of Paris at the time and Benjamin is known to have stayed there in the winter of 1776-77. A similar drawing, once in the Witt collection, shows a scene outside the `Hotel de Montmorenci, Paris.'
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