THE GRAND MASTER -1750-SATIRICAL PAINTING OF BRITISH AS THE NEW MASTER OF INDIA

During his career, Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) produced some ten thousand engravings, etchings, ink and watercolour illustrations, in the era known as the Golden Age of British illustration.

His satirical prints were generally funnier than his predecessor, William Hogarth and less overtly political than those of his friend and fellow Royal Academy attendee, James Gillray.

"He has covered with his never-flagging pencil enough
charta pura (white paper) to placard the whole walls of China,
and etched as much copper as would sheathe the British Navy."


A New Map of India from the Latest Authority p9 by Thomas Rowlandson


Grand Master or Adventures of Qui Hi (frontispiece)


The Modern Idol Jaggernaut p67


Hindoo Incantantations a View in Elephanta p99


Miseries of the First of the Month p75


The Burning System Illustrated p79


Missionary Influence or How to Make Converts p95


Labour in Vain or His Reverence Confounded p117


More Incantations or a Journey to the Interior p169


Strange Figures near the Cave of Elephanta 1814 p239


Phantasmagoria a View in Elephanta p243


The Modern Phaeton or the Hughly in Danger p249


Qui Hi Shews off at the Bobbery Hunt p291


Qui Hi at Bobbery Hill p295


Qui Hi's Last March to adree Burrows's Go Down p321