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Savage Ink

The Cartoon & The Caricature

16 September 2017 — 13 May 2018

16 September 2017 - 13 May 2018, Savage Ink - The Cartoon & The Caricature @ People's History Museum. Cartoon © Steve Bell

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost The museum is free to enter with suggested donation of £5

16 September 2017 - 13 May 2018, Savage Ink @ People's History Museum. Universal Suffrage or the Scum Uppermost, hand coloured engraving by George Cruikshank, 1819Ever since the satirical cartoon’s rise to popularity in the late 18th century, cartoonists have used humour and caricature to attack and criticise those in power.  Savage Ink looks at the development of the cartoon as an important form of visual protest and its often cruel and controversial imagery.  The exhibition charts the cartoon from its pioneers and innovators, right through to those artists currently working in graphic novels, comic books and newspapers who are keeping the tradition of pictorial satire alive.

Savage Ink highlights the museum’s extensive collection of political cartoons which include works by William Hogarth, James Gillray, Gertrude Elias, Steve Bell and Peter Fluck.  The exhibition also is an opportunity to see the museum’s most recent acquisitions, many on display for the first time, alongside the work of some of the most exciting contemporary cartoonists.We Love Kids in Museums

16 September 2017 - 13 May 2018, Savage Ink - The Cartoon & The Caricature @ People's History Museum. Anti-fascist cartoon by Gertrude Elias, 1942Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages

16 September 2017 - 13 May 2018, Savage Ink - The Cartoon & The Caricature @ People's History Museum. The Polling plate III by William Hogarth, 1758

 

 

 

 

 

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