Snapshots of British Politics in Satire and Cartoon, 1780 - 1945 Hardback
by Gary Brennan
`Political Snapshots' begins with those Georgian satirists, notably Sayers, Gillray, Rowlandson, Newton and the Cruikshanks, whose work visually illuminated the personalities and the events in what became a `Golden Age of Satire', showcasing their work to a print hungry public. As Georgians gave way to Victorians, graphic imagery was tempered by taste that hosted a watershed in comic art.
The first allegorical cartoons appearing in Punch and other journals entertained a classless culture.
Cartooning had its second `Golden Age' when war came in 1914, which resulted in a deluge of cartoons that continued well into the inter-war years accelerated by the rise of fascism.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 112 pages, 28 colour
- Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 18/04/2019
- Category: Comic book & cartoon art
- ISBN: 9781786234872