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.