Thursday, October 20, 2016

Character Mongers, or, Trading in People on Paper in the Long 18th Century shown with Perer Bartucca and James King

There is lots of history surrounding us in Farmington particularly in the Lewis Walpole Library, which possesses significant collections of 18th-century English literary manuscripts and books,  I especially enjoyed being invited to view the current exhibit featuring images by William Hogarth, James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, Thomas Patch, Edward Francis Burney, Francis Grose, and G.M. Woodward, excerpts from novels by Jane Austen, Henry Fielding, and Laurence Sterne, and examples of graphic collections published by Matthew and Mary Darly and Thomas Tegg that marketed caricature as entertainment.