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While the golden age of English caricature (circa 1760–1820) is well documented, contemporaneous French caricature has been largely ignored, perhaps partly due to the artists` anonymity. Prominent London caricaturists were recognized as artists and political commentators by their contemporaries. French caricatures, however, were often unsigned and few archival resources provide information about those caricaturists whose names are known. Records of the publishers of French caricature have survived more often than those of the artists. Unlike in London, where publishers competed to work with celebrated caricaturists, publishers in Paris played a more prominent role in caricature production than artists and artisans. The names of publishers rather than artists often appear on the prints, perhaps in part because prints were often the work of several artisans.