Joseph Goupy’s Caricature of Handel

The Charming Brute: Joseph Goupy's caricature of Handel

Goupy was a close friend and neighbour of Handel’s.

The two men fell out in 1743 and Goupy published a satirical caricature of the composer depicted as a fat boar playing the organ surrounded by an excess of food and drink.

Listen below to the full story as told by our volunteer Susie: