Art: Low's Forebears

Last week England's great Cartoonist David Low returned for the third time to gaze his fill at an art exhibition in London. What fascinated him was not the work of any contemporary, but 317 devilish clever and prodigiously scurrilous drawings, French and English, from the Great Age of Caricature—1750 to 1850. A bit of hands-across-the-sea, this show was timed by its sponsors, the Anglo-French Art & Travel Society, to coincide with Anglo-French political rapprochement, as a similar show of English caricatures in Paris last spring anticipated the visit of the King & Queen...

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