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"The Charming Brute" - caricature by Joseph Goupy
of Handel, 1754
Joseph Goupy (1689-1769) was a French engraver, painter, set designer, and watercolourist. One of his patrons was Frederick, Prince of Wales, and with his brother Francis, he was a member of the St Martin's Lane Academy, studying under his uncle Louis Goupy. He was a friend of Handel, but Goupy's caricature of Handel (dated 1754, right) may have ended the friendship.
- Joseph Goupy : Oxford Biography Index entry (requires a subscription)
- Joseph Goupy at the National Portrait Gallery, London
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- Cambridge Music Handbooks, Handel: Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks
- Handel caricatured: Joseph Goupy (1686-1770), The charming brute ... (requires a subscription)