Interested in comic art? Then consider organising a Bath tour with one of our Blue Badge Tourist Guides and be sure to check out the High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson exhibition at Holburne Museum of Art.
Portly squires and young dandies, Jane Austenesque heroines and their chaperones, dashing young officers and corrupt politicians. These are just some of the subjects of the keenly observant satires by English caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827). High Spirits brings together a collection of comic works by Rowlandson and examines life at the turn of the 19th century through the caricaturist’s sharp eye and appreciation of humour in everyday life. The exhibition is on 13 November 2015 –14 February 2016.
Thomas Rowlandson comic art: The Contrast, 1793. Photo: © Royal Collection Trust, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.
Thomas Rowlandson comic art: Doctor Convex and Lady Concave, 1802. Photo: © Royal Collection Trust, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.
For more information about the High Spirits: The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson exhibition check out the website for the Holburne Museum of Art.