05 Aug, 2011

George IV and his Friends

The wonderful and wicked caricatures displayed in our George IV and his Friends exhibition are now available to view or purchase. Recently acquired from the Kenneth Baker collection, these colourful printsfocus on the life of George IV as Prince of Wales, Prince Regent and King, and provide astute insights into the politics, dress, manners and social life of the Regency period.

Amongst the prints are works bycaricaturists suchas James Gillray and George Cruikshank who portrayed the Monarch and his ministers, family, friends and mistresses with savage wit.

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