ROWLANDSON, Thomas
(b. 1756/57, London, d. 1827, London)

Italian Picture Dealers

1812
Lithograph, 300 x 227 mm
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

Thomas Rowlandson was an accomplished draftsman who turned to comic illustration after he had dissipated a fortune. He was an easy-going personality. His good humour is evident throughout his work, which shows more delight in the ebullience of a generously rounded line than in character assassination.