Rude Britannia room guide Room 1: British comic art

Philip Dawe A new fashiond head dress for the young misses of three score and ten 1777 a woman being fitted with an enormous feathered head dress

Philip Dawe
A new fashion’d head dress for the young misses of three score and ten 1777

British Museum, London

David Shrigley Im dead 2007 stuffed cat standing on its hinde legs holding a sign saying im dead

David Shrigley
I’m Dead 2007

David Roberts Collection, London © courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London Photo: Stephen White

This exhibition explores the comic in British art from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art Room 1: British Comic Art

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art at Tate Britain 9 June – 5 September 2010 room one

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art Room 2: Social Satire and the Grotesque

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art at Tate Britain 9 June – 5 September 2010 room two

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art Room 3: Politics

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art at Tate Britain 9 June – 5 September 2010 room three

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art Room 4: The Bawdy

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art at Tate Britain 9 June – 5 September 2010 room four

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art Room 5: The Worship of Bacchus

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art at Tate Britain 9 June – 5 September 2010 room five

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art Room 6: The Absurd

Rude Britannia: British Comic Art at Tate Britain 9 June – 5 September 2010 room six