Search the Collection

Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827), Satirical draughtsman

Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Artist associated with 25 portraits
Thomas Rowlandson was one of the most accomplished and prolific of English professional draughtsmen. Admired for his satirical wit, he excelled as a caricaturist as well as an illustrator of books. Best known for such works as 'The Microcosm of London' and 'The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax', which he ellustrated for Rudolph Ackerman. One of the finest exponents of pen line in the history of British art.

List Thumbnail

4924

Mungo Park

by Thomas Rowlandson
watercolour, circa 1805
NPG 4924

D12289

King George III

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by I. Jones
hand-coloured etching, published 10 December 1781
NPG D12289

D14836

'The Departure'

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1784
NPG D14836

D14984

'Covent Garden Theatre'

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by Henry Brookes
hand-coloured etching, published 20 July 1786
NPG D14984

D12368

'Uncle George and Black Dick at their new game of naval shuttlecock' (Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe; King George III)

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 January 1787
NPG D12368

D12397

'Neddy's black box' (King George IV; King Charles I (head of); Edmund Burke; Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 30 January 1789
NPG D12397

D12677

'A charm for a democracy, reviewed, analysed, & destroyed Jany 1st 1799 to the confusion of its affiliated friends'

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by James Whittle
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1799
NPG D12677

D9332

A Scotch Sarcophagus

by Thomas Rowlandson
coloured etching, published 1805
NPG D9332

D21402

Thomas Simmons

by Thomas Rowlandson, after Henry Angelo
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1807
NPG D21402

D14358

'Kings Bench Prison'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Augustus Charles Pugin, aquatinted by Joseph Constantine Stadler, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 December 1808
NPG D14358

D15285

'Fleet Prison'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Augustus Charles Pugin, aquatinted by Joseph Constantine Stadler, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 September 1808
NPG D15285

D15343

'British Institution (Pall Mall)'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Augustus Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 April 1808
NPG D15343

D15460

'The Roman Catholic Chapel'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Augustus Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 April 1808
NPG D15460

D14263

'Pantheon masquerade'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Augustus Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 March 1809
NPG D14263

D14426

'Society for the Encouragement of Arts, &c. Adelphi'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Augustus Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 July 1809
NPG D14426

D14433

'Royal Circus'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Augustus Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 May 1809
NPG D14433

D15620

'Sadlers Wells Theatre'

by Thomas Rowlandson, and by Augustus Charles Pugin, aquatinted by John Bluck, published by Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 June 1809
NPG D15620

D20228

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

by William Hopwood, published by Thomas Gillett, after Thomas Rowlandson
stipple engraving, published 4 July 1809
NPG D20228

D9033

Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover

published by Edward Knight, after Thomas Rowlandson
coloured etching, published January 1812
NPG D9033

D17988

George Fermor, 3rd Earl of Pomfret

by Thomas Rowlandson
coloured etching, published 1812
NPG D17988