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"James Gillray - A Caterpillar on the Green Leaf of Reputation" Linda Smith Tuesday 11 February 2020


James Gillray may well be the greatest political cartoonist who ever lived. He did not invent the art of caricature but in his hands it became a highly sophisticated and inventive aspect of the visual culture of his day. Through his work we can get a glimpse of the riotous society in which he lived and see how the larger than life public figures and political personalities of the time were viewed by this master of disrespect.


Linda holds two first class degrees in Art History from Birbeck College, London. She has a broad knowledge of art history subjects but specialises in British Art since 1550 and twentieth century art. A vastly experienced lecturer in venues ranging from universities to cruise liners, she also acts as a guide at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, Dulwich Picture Gallery and other galleries.