Mapping Georgian Celebrity
A Peek at the Stars of James Gillray’s Caricatures
Want to know who was who in Gillray’s world of Georgian celebrity?
The subjects of his satires often came from a small group of the (mostly) rich and famous. As a rule, everybody in this group knew everybody else: they were linked by a complex web of family ties, marriages, love affairs, alliances, favours, hostilities, and rivalries. These became the subject of gossip, newspaper stories – and caricatures.
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