Thomas Rowlandson (1756 – 1827) was an English artist and caricaturist. Dance of Death, issued in 1814–16, was one of the most admirable of Rowlandson’s series. They were inspired from Holbein's danse macabre motif with a poetic text under each image, in a cartunistic satirical sense, presenting Death's power over people in a cynic way with or without moral lesson or instructions.
He also produced a body of erotic prints and woodcuts, many of which would be considered pornographic today. He dealt less frequently with politics, but commonly touching, in a rather gentle spirit, the various aspects and incidents of social life. You can see all of his Danse Macabre series HERE and HERE
Ferdinand du Puigaudeau, Banks of the Loire in Moonlight - Private collection Date: 1911 Technique: Oil on canvas, 53.4 x 73 cm *Source*
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