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(b Chelsea, Middlesex [now in London], 13 Aug. 1756; d London, 1 June 1815). English caricaturist. He was one of the greatest of all caricaturists and probably the first significant artist to devote himself almost exclusively to this field. Initially he trained as a commercial engraver and although he later studied at the Royal Academy Schools, he seems to have been largely self-taught as an artist.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)