Bonaparte and the British prints and propaganda in the age of Napoleon

Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Admission: Free 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 16/08/2015
Free Entry
Recommended
 
Opening Times
Monday: 1000 - 1730
Tuesday: 0900 - 1730
Wednesday: 1000 - 1730
Thursday: 0900 - 1730
Friday: 1000 - 2030
Saturday: 0900 - 1730
Sunday: 1000 - 1730
Closed January 1, December 24-26.
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This exhibition is dedicated to the inherent link between Napoleon Bonaparte and the satire that exists on both sides of the English Channel.

2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and some 200 years ago, British and French satirists found inspiration into the political and military tensions existing between the two countries and exploited a new visual language combining caricature and traditional satire with the vigorous narrative introduced by Hogarth earlier in the century.

This exhibition includes work by James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Richard Newton and George Cruikshank, some of the most thoughtful and inventive artists of their day. Visitors will be able to compare the satirical drawings with some more sober view of Napoleon.

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