Eighteenth Century Fiction. Summer2014, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p715-730. 16p.
SATIRE, LITERARY criticism, and DIGITIZATION
By close visual and verbal commentary with the focus on Peter Plumb's Diary (1810), my essay takes issue with Ronald Paulson's long established belief that Thomas Rowlandson's graphic satires never tell 'more than the simplest anecdote that is least in need of commentary.' A contextual examination of this particular print shows that it is replete with historical and linguistic echoes, which reveal a surprising inventiveness and depth of vision on the part of Rowlandson. His comedic art joyously captures the spirit of the age by finding humour in the everyday aspects of bourgeois life in Regency London. A widening of the frame of reference allows us to see a reiteration of his vis comica in a selection of other works by Rowlandson. The discussion ends with the plea that twenty-first-century art historians and critics should take advantage of the open access to many major collections that digitization allows and endeavour to construct an online and fully searchable catalogue raisonné of Rowlandson's satires. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
History Today. Jul2007, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p60-61. 2p.
CARTOON characters, CARICATURES & cartoons -- History, and TRAVEL writing
The article discusses Dr. Syntax, the first popular cartoon character. The character was created by political cartoonist Thomas Rowlandson to lampoon travel books written by clergyman William Gilpin. Publisher Rudolph Ackerman published the drawings with text by poet William Combe. The stories followed Dr. Syntax's travels through Europe and led to imitations and a musical adaptation.
Performing Arts Resources. 2011, Vol. 28, p85-92. 8p.
THEATER, CARICATURES & cartoons, and ARTS facilities
The article investigates the background of the two caricatures on William Taylor's theatre in Haymarket, London, England and Pantheon, a concert room in Oxford Street, London, England, by English artist and caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson. It mentions the history of the King's Theatre, a venue for the performance of Italian opera in London, England, which led to the rise of another venue for performing arts called Pantheon and Rowlandson's caricatures both titled "The Prospect Before Us."
ARTISTS, SINGERS, BANKRUPTCY, GAMBLERS, CARICATURE, and WATERCOLOR painting
Profiles artist Thomas Rowlandson. Similarity of life story with singer Tom Jones; Sufferings from father's bankruptcy; Description as a notorious womanizer and gambler during his youth; Popularity as a satirist; Description of caricatures; Watercolor paintings.