(active 1795-1825 in London)

Napoleon and Pitt Observing Each Other

c. 1809
Coloured engraving
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

Piercy Roberts was a British printseller and engraver in London.

The political cartoon first appeared in England. The significant feature of this genre was its combination of the caricature of a known individual with some political occurrence, which was often represented emblematically. It was the emergence of an official parliamentary opposition in the age of George III that provided the climate in which such open criticism of government could flourish.