The Age of Caricature: Satirical Prints in the Reign of George III

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Overview

The late eighteenth century in England was the first great age of cartooning, and British caricature prints of the period have long been enjoyed for their humour and vitality. Now Diana Donald presents the first major study of these caricatures, challenging many assumptions about them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300071788
  • Publisher: Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Series: The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.54 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Laughing Audience 1
1 'The Miserable Tribe of Party Etchers' 22
2 Wit and Emblem: The Language of Political Prints 44
3 'Struggles for Happiness': The Fashionable World 75
4 The Crowd in Caricature: 'A Picture of England'? 109
5 'John Bull bother'd': The French Revolution and the Propaganda War of the 1790s 142
Epilogue: Peterloo and the End of the Georgian Tradition in Satire 184
Notes 199
Index 244
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