Rude Britannia From Hogarth to Now
Rude Britannia
From Hogarth to Now
Editor Martin Myrone
Contribution by Tim Batchelor, and Cedar Lewisohn
  • Imprint: Tate Publishing
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2010
  • Price: $34.95
  • Trim Size: 9 78 x 9 78
  • ISBN: 978-1-85437-886-6
  • EAN: 9781854378866
  • Page Count: 160
  • Illustrations: 100 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

This highly entertaining, irreverent history celebrates the humor, mischief, and wit of British comic art. From Hogarth to Spitting Image, Rude Britannia is a testament to the bawdy, absurd, and often political nature of British comic art from the 18th century to the present day. Starting with caricatures, the book discusses cartoons, comic books, film, photography, audio, and contemporary art. It traces the development of different genres, techniques, and media, from engravings to newspapers and blogs. Featuring work by classic and modern caricaturists and cartoonists, including Gillray, David Low, and R. Crumb, and writing by well known critics and comedians, Rude Britannia is a lively account of an art form’s past, present, and future.

About the author

Martin Myrone is curator of 18th- and 19th-century British art, and Tim Batchelor is assistant curator, at Tate Britain.


Cedar Lewisohn is programmer for Tate Media.