Terms & Conditions
Stealing off; – or – prudent se– cession
Fox, Charles James; British politician,
(Whig statesman); 1749–1806.
“Stealing off; – or – prudent secession”. (Caricature).
Engraving, coloured, after an etching,
Add to cart
Add to lightbox
Add all to lightbox
Remove all from lightbox
The British caricaturist and printmaker James Gillray (13 August 1756 or 1757 - 1 June 1815) was a sharp critic of his time, known above all for his political and social commentaries on the Napoleonic Wars.
Gillray was one of the first professional artists to incorporate caricature portraits into more complex and ambitious satirical prints. By the 1780s, the word 'caricature' had come to denote all satirical prints. Its practice was no longer a light-hearted amateur pastime, but a political activity.