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‘Super Size Caricature’ published in British Art Studies Issue 4

Super-size Caricature: Thomas Rowlandson’s Place des Victoires at the Society of Artists in 1783


The article analyses an ambitious caricature of the French that Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827) exhibited in London in 1783. The broader context for the discussion is provided by several ideas that have been important to recent histories of British art, notably the rise of the public exhibition and the vigorous market for caricature prints. As a “super-size” caricature, the drawing highlights how comic art could take on dimensions and appearances that suited exhibition contexts. To read


Thomas Rowlandson, Place des Victoires, 1783 (YCBA)

Thomas Rowlandson, Place des Victoires, Paris , ca. 1783, watercolour in pen and black ink over graphite on paper, 34.9 x 53.4 cm. Collection of the Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund (B1981.17)



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Art historian of eighteenth century British art writing a book about depictions of the French in English graphic satire. Currently based in Tel Aviv and interested in art, satire, ethnicity and identity

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