Art: Ribald Rowly

England's 18th Century master of graphic razz and uproar, Caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson, last week enlivened the Boston art scene: some 100 selected Rowlandsons hung on the walls of the Boston Public Library. They came from the Library's Albert H. Wiggin* Collection of Prints, Drawings, and Books—one of the world's finest.

The Boston Library did not hang some of its more raffish Rowlandson items. But the show contained such characteristic works as At Close Range, a deft landscape containing a stray huntsman spying on a lover's embrace, and the farcical Pig in a Poke, in...

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