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Richard Newton

Richard Newton (1777–1798) was an English caricaturist.
This short-lived but brilliant 18th-century caricaturist published his first caricature at thirteen. His work included definitive caricatures expressing the English prejudice of the Scots as lean and hungry opportunists. He worked for radical publisher William Holland, producing powerful anti-slavery works among his output. Newton minded Holland's shop when Holland was imprisoned for sedition during 1793–4.

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