Thomas Rowlandson (British, 17571827)
Engraving and aquatint by R. Pollard and F. Jukes, after Rowlandson; 21 x 30 in. (53.3 x 76.2 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1959 (59.533.975)
Like his predecessor William Hogarth, Rowlandson satirized Regency society in all its squalor and splendor. At an outdoor concert in the poshest of London's pleasure gardens, he turned the fashionable crowd of spectators into the object of amusement. Jukes and Pollard effectively captured in aquatint the delicate tonal gradations and animated line of Rowlandson's lively watercolor.