‘J’Accuse ...!’: Cartoons of the Dreyfus Affair

Mark Bryant looks at the way caricaturists viewed the scandal engulfing France at the end of the 19th century.

The trial of Captain Dreyfus of the French Army was a major cause célèbre at the end of the nineteenth century, pitting the Catholic church, royalists and the military against republicans, radicals and socialists. Not only did it generate a huge amount of column inches in the press, both in France and overseas, but it also led to hundreds of cartoons and caricatures of the leading figures in the case.

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