Richard Newton (caricaturist)

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Richard Newton (London, May 19, 1777–December 8, 1798, Covent Garden, London [1]) was an English caricaturist.

This short-lived but brilliant 18th-century caricaturist published his first caricature at thirteen. His work included definitive caricatures expressing the English prejudice of the Scots as lean and hungry opportunists. He worked for radical publisher William Holland, producing powerful anti-slavery works among his output. Newton minded Holland's shop when Holland was imprisoned for sedition during 1793–94. Newton died of typhus at the age of 21.[2] [3])

Books illustrated by Richard Newton[edit]


  • Richard Newton and English Caricature in the 1790s Alexander, David S. Manchester University Press, 1998. ISBN 0-7190-5480-X
  • Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires Preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, Mary Dorothy George. Vol VI, Vol VII, 1942 VOL VIII 1947
  • Dictionary of British Cartoonists and caricaturists 1730–1980 Bryant and Heneage
  • City of Laughter: Sex and Satire in Eighteenth-century London, Vic Gatrell, Atlantic Books, 2006

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