James Gillray: A Revolution in Satire

A lavishly illustrated biography of James Gillray, inventor of the art of political caricature James Gillray (1756-1815) was late Georgian Britain’s funniest, most inventive and most celebrated graphic satirist and continues to influence cartoonists today. His brilliant drawing, matched by his flair for clever dialogue and

This Dark Business: the Secret War against Napoleon

Between two attempts in 1800 and 1804 to assassinate Napoleon Bonaparte, the British government launched a campaign of black propaganda of unprecedented scope and intensity to persuade George III’s reluctant subjects to fight the Napoleonic War, a war to the death against one man, the

Bonaparte and the British

Not only was Waterloo one of the most decisive battles ever fought, it was also a crucial event in European political and social history, ending over 20 years of conflict and bringing to his knees one of Europes most extraordinary and challenging figures Napoleon Bonaparte.


Caricatures of the Peoples of the British Isles

The political satirical print enjoyed its heyday during the eighteenth and early nineteenth century and was the predecessor of modern newspaper cartoons. Their power lies in the startling combination of draughtsmanship, merciless humour and often disturbing insights into social and political scenarios. To mark the



William Hogarth (1697-1764) is an artist whose popularity has never waned since his own day. He has been characterized variously as a witty satirist, stern moralist, aggressive self-promoter, detached observer, and man of the people. His celebrated patriotism and Britishness were shaped, paradoxically, by the


George Stubbs: the Complete Engraved Works

In a period when access to fine paintings was restricted, Stubbs's reputation was spread chiefly through his engravings. This catalogue raisonné is the only single volume to contain all Stubbs's known engravings and provides a complete record of prints made by others after his works.


The English Print

Before the invention of photography, prints were the principal means for reproducing and disseminating visual information. The engraver did for the image what the printer did for the written word, and painters were compared and judged on the evidence of prints of their work. In