Workhouse, St. James’s Parish
Colour aquatint1 December 1809
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About the artist
Thomas Rowlandson, caricaturist and draughtsman, attended the Royal Academy Schools. After his studies he worked in watercolours and developed a style influenced by Gainsborough and French Rococo art. From 1784 he received commissions for publications and later gained the patronage of the Prince of Wales. He also produced satirical images, illustrating well-known scandals and characters. Despite gaining a substantial inheritance in 1789, by 1793 he was in poverty. However, his financial worries eased when he received commissions from Ackermann, which led to his involvement with A. C. Pugin in ‘The Microcosm of London’. Rowlandson later produced sketches for the adventures of ‘Dr Syntax’ (1812-21), also published by Ackermann.
Auguste Charles Pugin (1762 - 1832)
Thomas Sunderland (1744 - 1828)
Thomas Rowlandson (1756 - 1827)
- Workhouse, St. James’s Parish
- 1 December 1809
- Colour aquatint
- Presented by Dr. Peter Rusk, November 1973
- Lord Simon of Glaisdale and Dr Peter Rusk.
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