Thomas Rowlandson – Dirty Old Man
Thomas Rowlandson: Prolific and noted 18th century English caricaturist; dirty old perv. Amongst his body of work which included portraiture, landscape and depictions of city low-life, Rowlandson produced a quite a number of erotic illustrations and woodcuts.
I’ve found it quite interesting and amusing to peruse his erotica as I couldn’t help but notice a few emerging themes, all of which I will reveal over time. However, today I had to start with the most outstanding thread which links his erotic artworks.: The abundance of drawings depicting lecherous old men, peering intently and with unbridled joy at young ladies’ private parts.
How could I not, indeed?
I don’t like to make assumptions, but one would have to assume that this smiling young woman is prostituting herself. Surely there couldn’t be any other explanation for this scenario. Ah, well…. as long as everyone is happy…
And if you thought the old men in the first drawing was getting a bird’s eye view, it doesn’t get much more in-your-face than this. Perhaps the gentlemen are a tad short-sighted.
Here we have quite the gaggle of pervy old men, yet again having a bloody good look up a young woman’s vay jay jay. I have to wonder what is the significance of the paper volume by the bed, and the pot of what appears to be phalluses in the bottom right hand corner. Then again, maybe I don’t want to know.
Well, it’s about time the old chap’s stopped perving and got some action, don’t you think? Although they do look distubingly on the edge of cardiac arrest, judging by their facial expressions. I swear to God she has to be receiving some kind of compensation for this…
Coming soon: Thomas Rowlandson – It’s the 18th Century and Everybody is Having Sex. ;)