John Gay 1685-1732 poet and dramatist

Poet and dramatist, best remembered for his hugely successful dramatic satire The Beggar’s Opera . Along with his friend Alexander Pope. Gay was a member of the Scriblerus Club, a group of like-minded men who exposed and attacked ignorance and pretentiousness in literature. Johnson did not rate Gay’s poetry highly but credited him with the invention of the ballad opera.

Subject gender: Male
Artist: William Aikman
Size 16 x 9 cms

Price £14.00