Book thoughts ~ ‘Thomas Rowlandson: Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England’

On my TBO* list:  with a release date of January 16, 2011 [as per Amazon; publisher release date is February 2011]

Thomas Rowlandson: Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England, by Patricia Phagan; essays by Vic Gatrell and Amelia Rauser.  Published by D Giles LTD in association with the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2011.

This illustrated volume which presents 72 watercolors, drawings, prints and illustrated books to reassess the legacy of this renowned 18th-century satirist. Accompanies the first major exhibition of Rowlandson’s work in North America for twenty years, showing at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Jan 14, 2011 – March 13, 2011 and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, April 8, 2011 – June 11, 2011 [Click here for information on the exhibit]  

Thomas Rowlandson - Pages 110-11

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About the authors: 

Patricia Phagan is Philip and Lynn Straus Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center and the co-author of ‘The American Scene and the South: Paintings and Works on Paper, 1930-1946’ (1996) and ‘Images of Women in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Art: Domesticity and the Representation of the Peasant’ (1996).

Vic Gatrell is Life Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and the author of ‘City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth-Century London’ (2006) [fabulous book!] and ‘The Hanging Tree: Execution and the English People 1770-1868‘ (1994).

Amelia Rauser is Associate Professor of Art History at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and author of ‘Caricature Unmasked: Irony, Authenticity and Individualism in Eighteenth-Century English Prints’ (2008). [from Amazon]

 See the publisher’s website at:  D Giles LTD; and   

            ISBN-10: 1904832784
            ISBN-13: 978-1904832782

*To Be Ordered

Copyright @ 2011, Deb Barnum, Jane Austen in Vermont

5 thoughts on “Book thoughts ~ ‘Thomas Rowlandson: Pleasures and Pursuits in Georgian England’

  1. Thanks Deb for the heads up for an interesting exhibit in almost my backyard & another book to put on my “to buy” list. Sigh, Santa didn’t bring the Selwyn but can’t complain with the books he did bring, lol. Hope all is well with you.


    • Hi Sue – nice to hear from you! – what books DID you get from Santa?? – awful how these to-buy lists just keep growing!
      Thanks for stopping by, Sue – hope all is well with you as well – I will be in touch shortly about the London question!


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  3. Hi Deb,

    Santa brought…

    The new annotated P & P – Meyer Spacks
    Annotated Persuasion – Shapard
    Fashion in the Time of Jane Austen – Downing
    The Jane Austen Companion – Grey, managing editor
    Jane Austen: Illusion and Reality – Brooke
    An Illustrated Guide to London 1800 – Borer

    See, definitely can’t complain about the lack of Selwyn. Maybe I can put a hint in the Easter bunny’s ear, lol!



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