Political cartoons series, by James Gillray

A series of satirical cartoons by James Gillray dating from the 18th and 19th centuries are set to go up for auction in New York, US.

More than a dozen pieces by the political cartoonist will be sold, the majority of which take a satirical view of English life against the backdrop of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon.

Some of the cartoons are expect to go for up to $3,500 (£2,718). They will be auctioned on 7 June 2017 at Swann Auction Galleries in New York.