The New York Public Library is exhibiting James Gillray‘s political cartoons.
“One of the most popular cartoonists of his day, Gillray produced lively, hand-colored etchings that lampooned major political figures, including the king, the queen, the prime minister and Napoleon, and many minor ones, too. With fearless, exuberant contentiousness, he tackled the French Revolution, England’s war with France, high taxes, domestic unrest, fear of foreign invasion, Irish rebels and conflict between the Whigs and the Tories.”
If you are in the city, it might be worth a visit.
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