Everybody’s Caricature: Charles Jameson Grant

  • Ian HaywoodEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture book series (PNWC)


This chapter is a much-needed revaluation of the career of the prolific yet elusive artist Charles Jameson Grant. The chapter focuses on the key series of Grant´s early career: John Bull´s Picture Gallery, Every Body´s Album and Political Drama. The chapter argues that Grant´s truculent wood engravings were designed to appeal to a wide popular audience, but the existence of coloured lithographs also shows a middle-class following. The chapter surveys a range of political controversies which Grant attacked, including the Sabbath Bill, the new police, the workhouse system, the bastardy clauses of the new Poor Law and the ´war´ against the unstamped press.


Charles Jameson Grant John Bull´s Picture Gallery Every Body´s Album Political Drama Unstamped press Whig government Earl Grey Duke of Wellington Cheap caricature John Bull 


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  1. 1.University of RoehamptonLondonUK

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