Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) Tour of Dr. Syntax in Search of the Picturesque in 1809 and its two sequels (1812-1821) proved very popular.
Rowlandson studied at the Royal Academy schools and in Paris. Impoverished by gambling, he turned from portrait painting to caricature around 1780. Other works include The Dance of Death 1815-1816 and illustrations for the novelists Smollett, Goldsmith, and Steme.
Why is Thomas Rowlandson famous?
Thomas Rowlandson was a English painter and illustrator, a caricaturist of Georgian social life.