High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

ISBN: 9781905686766
Artist(s): Thomas Rowlandson
Author(s): Kate Heard
Format: paperback
Year published: 2013
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 272
Illustrations: Over 200 colour illustrations


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Portly squires and young dandies. Jane Austen-esque heroines and their gruesome chaperones. Dashing young officers and corrupt politicians. The keenly observant satires by English caricaturist Thomas Rowlands (1757–1827) make clear his sharp eye for current affairs as well as his appreciation of the humour in everyday life. High Spirits brings together nearly one hundred comic works by Rowlandson, with subjects spanning the entire range of English society, including numerous satires of politics, and George III and his troublesome offspring. Full-colour illustrations are accompanied by details drawn from new archival research on both the works and their royal collectors, from George IV to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.


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