George Moutard Woodward (nicknamed “Mustard George”) demonstrated great artistic talent. So though he had no artistic training at all, he moved 150 miles south to London where he became a prominent and productive caricaturist. Though his humor was thought to be coarse, he had remarkable skill in capturing human character. His works were therefore published and distributed broadly, by etchings made by Thomas Rowlandson, Charles Williams, Isaac Cruikshank, Piercy Roberts, William Holland, and others. Unfortunately, he was “of intemperate habits”, spending most of his time in taverns, and he died in poverty.
English 1765 - 1809