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Cartoons

Cartoons

The Linen Hall Library Gallery contains a selection of 18th century cartoons and caricatures which satirize the follies and vices of the age. Included are works by the renowned British artists William Hogarth and James Gillray (sometimes spelt James Gilray). These cartoons and etchings depict an age of excesses, vice and greed and would soon become an integral and effective part of journalism. Included are some of Hogarth's famous series of moral works; the Harlot's Progress, the Rake's Progress, Marriage a-la Mode and Industry and Idleness. Gillray images include many of his famous political and social satires directed against George III, as well as a selection of caricatures he issued during the French Revolution, ridiculing Napoleon and the French and glorifying John Bull. This collection also contains a series of beautifully hand coloured humorous images entitled Elements of Skating.


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