Definition of Thomas Rowlandson from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Thomas Rowlandson

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(1756-1827) an English artist. He is famous for his caricatures (= exaggerated humorous drawings) showing the society and politics of the time, e.g. the series The English Dance of Death (1814-16). He also painted portraits (= pictures of people) and drew illustrations for books by Tobias Smollett and Laurence Sterne.