Thomas Rowlandson (Biographical details)

Thomas Rowlandson (printmaker; painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1757 - 1827)

Also known as

Rowlandson, Thomas


No. 50 Poland Street (as publisher, 1787) 52 Strand (1792) 1 James Street, Adelphi (1800-1827, according to Hayes)


The caricaturist and watercolourist. Worked for numerous publishers, but rarely published himself. See ODNB for discovery of correct date of birth and most up to date bibliography.


Sotheby's sale catalogue of his studio, 23 June 1828 (P&D, Sc. B.2.2(16))
J. Grego, Rowlandson the caricaturist, 2 vols. (1880; catalogue of prints)
B. Falk, Thomas Rowlandson: his life and art (1949; with list of illustrated books
J. Hayes, 'Rowlandson, watercolours and drawings', London 1972 and 'The Art of Thomas Rowlandson', exh. cat. Frick, NY, 1990
ODNB entry by John Hayes
Vic Gatrell, 'Rowlandson's erotica', in 'City of Laughter' (London, 2006), pp. 388-405
P. Phagan, with essays by Vic Gatrell and A. Rauser, 'Thomas Rowlandson, Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England', with selection of collections of Vassar College, Yale Center for British Art, Met., NY, and Lewis Walpole Library, Farmington, 2011
Matthew and James Payne, 'Regarding Thomas Rowlandson 1757-1827: His Life, Art and Acquaintance', 2011
Kate Heard, 'High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson', Royal Collection Trust, 2013
Much information on prints by Rowlandson has been provided by Nicholas Knowles.