Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827)
Pen & Ink
Image Dimensions : 7¼" x 4½" (18.4cm x 11.4cm)
Price : £700
Thomas Rowlandson Biography
Rowlandson was born in July 1756 in Old Jewry, in the City of London. His father, William, had been a weaver, but had moved into trading supplies for the textile industry and after overextending himself was declared bankrupt in 1759. Life became difficult for him in London and, in late 1759, he moved his family to Richmond, North Yorkshire. Thomas' uncle James died in 1764, and his widow Jane probably provided both the funds and accommodation which allowed Thomas to attend school in London.