13 Cartoons That Rocked Art and Politics
Dark, Stinky, Vulgar London
William Hogarth, who drew this cartoon in 1751, is now considered the father of caricature.
“London at the dawn of the eighteenth century was democratic, gracious, aristocratic, bourgeois, and intellectual. But Hogarth, who as a child experienced Fleet Street Prison where he lived with his bankrupt father, captured its darker, stinky, brawling, crowded, filthy, and vulgar side,” Navasky writes.