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Gay Hussar art: grandees who struck a pose for a free lunch

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Cartoonist Martin Rowson captured the giants of Westminster as they dined in the famous London restaurant. Now the 63 sketches that once adorned its walls are heading to the National Portrait Gallery For nearly two decades a series of irreverent political cartoons graced an entire wall of the celebrated Gay Hussar restaurant in London’s Soho – a snapshot of Westminster life that delighted tourists and regulars alike. From Michael Foot’s distinctive white tresses to a glowering Alastair Campbell, the 63 caricatures of leading political figures drawn over lunch are now to be shared with a wider audience, thanks to
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