James Gillray – Caricatures

James Gillray

(13 August 1756 or 1757 – 1 June 1815)

James Gillray
The English caricaturist and printmaker James Gillray (13 August 1756 or 1757 – 1 June 1815) has been called the “father of the political cartoon.” Born in Chelsea, he was fascinated in his early years by the work of William Hogarth, and today he is considered, alongside Hogarth, as one of the greatest British caricaturists. In some of his best, and most brutally cutting work, Gillray satirized the reign of King George III.

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