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High Spirits

The Comic Art of Thomas Rowlandson

Portly squires and young dandies, Jane Austenesque heroines and their chaperones, dashing young officers and corrupt politicians.  Just some of the subjects of the keenly observant satires by English caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson (1757–1827).

High Spirits brings together a collection of comic works by Rowlandson and examines life at the turn of the 19th century through the caricaturist's sharp eye and appreciation of humour in everyday life.

Events programme

Exhibition Highlights

Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

Doctor Convex and Lady Concave.

Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827)

High Spirits

Attributed to SW Fores : 3 Piccadilly

Scrap screen

Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.