Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827), caricaturist, was born in London, and studied drawing at the Royal Academy and in Paris. He had a remarkable facility, and, in spite of his dissipated conduct, managed to produce thousands of his humorous illustrations of life. He was a keen observer, and did the clever designs for Br. Syntax's Tour, The Dance of Life, and The Dance of Death. In 1880 a Selection from his Works, with a sketch of his life, was brought out by Joseph Grego in two volumes.