A portrait in which a person is mocked or ridiculed by the distortion or exaggeration of their characteristic features. Political caricature as we know it today was made popular by artists such as Gillray and Rowlandson at the end of the eighteenth century when it was used as a political weapon.
King George III
by Thomas Rowlandson, published by I. Jones
published 10 December 1781
'A sphere, projecting against a plane' (William Pitt; Albinia, Countess of Buckinghamshire)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 3 January 1792
R-y-l Condescension - or a Foreign Minister astonished! - April 1817
by George Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
published 15 September 1817
by James Jacques Tissot
published in Vanity Fair 30 October 1869
by Mark Boxer
Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire
by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
Sir Henry Morton Stanley
by Sir Max Beerbohm
Henry George Charles Lascelles, 6th Earl of Harewood; George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood
by Anthony Wysard
by Gerald Scarfe
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