James Gillray: Characters in Caricature

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“James Gillray (1756–1815) was Georgian Britain’s wittiest, most inventive and most celebrated graphic satirist. His work transcends his own time and has continued to influence his successors of the modern age, from David Low to Martin Rowson.
This lively, revealing and painstakingly-researched book examines how Gillray exposed the most notorious scandals of his time by focusing on the artist’s principal characters – household names to which he returned to again and again, from Emma Hamilton to the Emporor Napoleon.
Gainsborough’s House Museum is delighted to have been able to host an outstanding and unprecedented exhibition of the works of one of the most talented and incisive satirists Britain has ever seen. The idea for this show originated with former Gainsborough’s House director Mark Bills and Gillray collector Omek Marks who invited Tim Clayton and fellow collectors Benny Lemer, Donald Coverdale and Nick Knowles to take part. Dave Brown kindly offered his bust of Gillray.” – Steven Parissien, Gainsborough’s House Museum.

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Author: Tim Clayton edited by Steven Parissien

Published by Gainsborough’s House Society

This book accompanied the Exhibition ‘James Gillray: Characters in Caricature’ showcased at Gainsborough’s House from November 11th to March 10th 2023.

All purchases support Gainsborough’s House.

Additional information

Weight 0.546 kg
Dimensions 28.1 × 22.7 × 0.9 cm