Past Exhibition: Drawings and Watercolors of Thomas Rowlandson

Drawings and Watercolors of Thomas Rowlandson
February 6, 1990 to April 8, 1990
detail of painting depicting four military musicians playing wind instruments surrounding two stacked drums.

A loan exhibition of watercolors and drawings by the celebrated eighteenth- and nineteenth-century English caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. The eighty-four works in this exhibition were drawn from forty international collections both public and private. Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) was a colorful personality and a versatile and prolific artist best known for portraying aristocrats and the English middle class with an eye for comic incident. A satirist of manners rather than of morals, Rowlandson was able to extract humor from any situation, whether a single event or a chain reaction of mishaps as in Horsemen Colliding and Exhibition 'Stare-Case.'

Detail of catalogue cover.

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