Who was Thomas Rowlandson? Biography
A prolific social commentator, Rowlandson’s draughtsmanship is both precise and agile – an elegant and often acerbic examination of life at the turn of the 18th century. A brilliant study of anatomy and character, Rowlandson's pen sharply satirises the absurdities of fashion, Royal life, political machinations and the perils of love.
Thomas Rowlandson art & style
Working at a time when collectors across Europe prized English satirical prints, Rowlandson’s work was widely viewed in publications of the day. Originals were even collected by King George IV - ironically himself frequently the subject of the satirist’s nib.
With portly squires, young dandies and Jane Austen-esque heroines amongst Rowlandson’s keenly observed cast of characters, visitors will find both a sharp take on current affairs and deft humour in equal measure – an uplifting display well worth the visit to The Queen's Gallery.
|What||High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson, The Queen's Gallery|
|Where||The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Victoria (underground)|
13 Nov 15 – 14 Feb 16, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
|Price||£10.00 Concessions £9.20 Under 17/Disabled £5.20 Under 5 Free|
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