The political cartoons in this collection are mostly from the collection of Alexander Meyrick Broadley (1847-1916). George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925) bought the extra-illustrated volumes of A.M. Broadley's Napoleon in Caricature (1911), J.H.Rose's The Life of Napoleon I (1901) , and Lord Rosebery's Napoleon, the last phase (1900), at the sale of Broadley's library in 1916. At that time he was Chancellor of Oxford University, and his bequest of Napoleon-related books and prints, including the political cartoons, came to the library in 1926.
More than 800 cartoons have been digitized and include works by a host of British caricaturists, including James Gilray, Thomas Rowlandson, Isaac and George Cruikshank, William Heath, Charles Williams and George Woodward.
For more information and contact details please see the Printed images in Bodleian Collections Libguide.