pen ink and watercolour, signed and dated 1803, framed, 5"x7"
Thomas Rowlandson was an English artist and caricaturist. Rowlandson was born in Old Jewry, in the City of London, the son of a tradesman or city merchant. On leaving school he became a student at the Royal Academy. His work included a personification of the United Kingdom named John Bull who was developed from about 1790 in conjunction with other British satirical artists such as Gillray and George Cruikshank. He also produced a body of erotic prints and woodcuts, many of which would be considered pornographic today.
His work is extremely well-known and widely collected today.