Female Dancer with a Tambourine was painted by Thomas Rowlandson, depicts a woman in a joyous pose, holding a tambourine surrounded by a billowing skirt and an observant audience. The dancer appears to be on a type of stage with the audience surrounding her from all angles. Her dress is adorned with a blush bow at her waist and feathers in her hairstyle.
Lines are consistently thin and organic. The lines delicately flow with the skirt of the figure and are replicated through the foreground of the audience through the background audience. There appears to be a lack of lines encompassing the bow. While there is a lack of variation of colors, the overall tone is warm. The warm tone is shown in the peach coloration of the skin tone; both in the dancer and audience. The tone is also shown in the blush coloration of the bows, shoes, and feather tips. There is a red hue, lacking saturation, but high in value, in the handle of the tambourine. The saturation of the hues grows stronger as the eyes rise from the bottom. There is an emphasis placed on the dancer from the torso to the tambourine. This selection of the painting is highly composed of the hues described above, therefore attracting the eye to the dancer in the painting. The extreme upward gazes of the audience in the foreground predicts that her dance may be scandalous as they appear to have their gaze fixed far lower than her tambourine. There is a repetition of shadow work through her skirt, the shadow work is not accompanied by lines and assists in a dynamic sense of her skirt. These shadows are also apparent on her sleeves, in her hair, and among the audience. There is also a repetition of circles through the image. In the audience (foreground) there are many pairs of glasses and the occasionally rounded nose. The dancer's appearance consists of circles on her shoes, the necklace of beads, the bracelets of beads, and upon the tambourine as cymbals. The repetition of circles are also continued loosely in the audience behind the dancer, however, the line work is fairly delicate and needs close observation.