22April 2020

James Gillray, A Caterpiller on the Green Leaf of Reputation

Ms. Linda Smith

James Gillray may well be the greatest political cartoonist who ever lived. He did not invent caricature but in his hands it became a highly inventive and sophisticated aspect of the culture of his day. We will be given a glimpse of the riotous society in which he lived and caricatured his contemporaries.