Thomas Rowlandson, 1757 - 1827
"The fat and handsome women with the rustic seductiveness
of her healthy flesh, with her mien at the same time grave
and sly, with her joyous skin ... But it must be said that,
how desirable she may ever be, the women of Rowlandson is
merely animal, without complications of the mind that interest."
-- Joris Karl Huysmans
" ... he manufactures his humorous ware with such
increasing vigor, that I know not what to compare his prolific
fancy to, unless it be to the increasing population."
-- Mathew Mitchell, friend.