tue10may6:30 pmFeaturedOnline Lecture: Biting Political Satire: cartoon etchings in late Georgian BritainOnline talk by Jasper Jennings6:30 pm Book Now

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£5 members/£7 non-members

During a period of social and economic upheaval, against the backdrop of the French Revolution and war, what was the contribution of caricaturists to the national debate over political reform?

In this illustrated lecture, Jasper Jennings will explore the impact of satirical cartoons within and outside Westminster. He will consider how they were marketed and consumed, and the artistic legacy of the likes of James Gillray and his contemporaries. How should 21st century audiences engage with these humorous but often challenging images?

Jasper Jennings has spent over 20 years finding and selling antiquarian prints. With his natural flair for entertaining, combined with working knowledge and robust scholarship, he engages diverse audiences with print culture and art. He joined a shop selling rare prints and books in Covent Garden straight out of university. After a brief spell in a New York gallery, Jasper started dealing himself, exhibiting at international fairs as a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association. He has written on the market in printed collectables for titles such as Historic House and the Antiques Trade Gazette.

The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.

Georgian Group members are eligible for a discount on their ticket by entering GGMEMBER at the checkout.

***This talk will be recorded. The recording will be available to all those who have purchased a ticket for a limited period of time after the event takes place***

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