The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

272pp 200+ COLOUR ILLUS 2013 LIST PRICE: £24.95 (P) AA67



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Portly squires and rake-thin curates. Jane Austen heroines and their gruesome chaperones. Dashing young officers and corrupt old politicians. The keenly observant caricatures by Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) make clear his sharp eye for current affairs as well as for his appreciation of the humour in everyday life. This volume brings together more than one hundred caricatures by Rowlandson, with subjects spanning the entire range of English society, including numerous satires of politics and well-known political figures. Full-colour illustrations are accompanied by details drawn from archival research on both the cartoons and their royal collectors, from George IV to Victoria and Albert.