James Gillray, The Reconciliation (1804), Coloured etching, © Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College, Oxford / Bridgeman Images.

James Gillray (1756–1815) was one of the greatest caricaturists of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Now, exactly two hundred years after his death, his art and impact are being celebrated in an exhibition in the Ashmolean Museum based on the extensive collections of his work in New College, Oxford and ably curated by the distinguished Canadian scholar Todd Porterfield of the Université de Montréal.

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