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James Gillray etchings, 1777-1811 (1777-89)

The Heinz Archive holds a significant collection of James Gillray prints, bound in 8 folio volumes, including an 'outsize' album containing some of the artist's largest and most impressive caricatures. The volumes, purchased in 1947 from the print/book dealer Thomas Thorp, came from the collections of Ralph Clutton and John Roland Abbey (1894-1969), whose bookplates appear within each volume. The 846 prints represent approximately 90% of Gillray's entire oeuvre and include many of his most ambitious creations, such as 'Titianus Redivivus' (1797) and 'Shakespeare Sacrificed' (1789) as well as a number of his less familiar non-satirical items such as the engraving of William Pitt (1789). The prints are invariably in excellent condition and the hand-colouring retains its original vibrancy.

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'The country politicians', by James Gillray, published by  William Richardson - NPG D12277

'The country politicians'

by James Gillray, published by William Richardson
hand-coloured etching, published 7 March 1777
NPG D12277

'Paddy on horse-back', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12278

'Paddy on horse-back'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 March 1779
NPG D12278

William Markham ('The church militant'), by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12279

William Markham ('The church militant')

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 September 1779
NPG D12279

'The liberty of the subject', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12280

'The liberty of the subject'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 15 October 1779
NPG D12280

'Apothecaries - taylors, &c. conquering France and Spain', probably by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12292

'Apothecaries - taylors, &c. conquering France and Spain'

probably by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
etching, published 29 September 1779
NPG D12292

'John Bull triumphant', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12283

'John Bull triumphant'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 January 1780
NPG D12283

'Argus', by James Gillray, published by  W. Renegal - NPG D12284

'Argus'

by James Gillray, published by W. Renegal
hand-coloured etching, published 15 May 1780
NPG D12284

'Jones, Partridge and the cripple', by James Gillray, published by  Thomas Macklin - NPG D12285

'Jones, Partridge and the cripple'

by James Gillray, published by Thomas Macklin
stipple engraving, published 14 September 1780
NPG D12285

'Sophie, Honour and the chambermaid', by James Gillray, published by  Thomas Macklin - NPG D12286

'Sophie, Honour and the chambermaid'

by James Gillray, published by Thomas Macklin
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1780
NPG D12286

'National discourse', probably by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12287

'National discourse'

probably by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 August 1780
NPG D12287

'And Adam had power over all the beasts of the earth', probably by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12288

'And Adam had power over all the beasts of the earth'

probably by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 January 1780
NPG D12288

'Ah, grant a me von letel bite', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12291

'Ah, grant a me von letel bite'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
etching, published 1 December 1780
NPG D12291

King George III, by Thomas Rowlandson, published by  I. Jones - NPG D12289

King George III

by Thomas Rowlandson, published by I. Jones
hand-coloured etching, published 10 December 1781
NPG D12289

E.T. van Berckel ('Pensionary van Berckel'), by James Gillray - NPG D12293

E.T. van Berckel ('Pensionary van Berckel')

by James Gillray
etching and aquatint, published 4 July 1781
NPG D12293

'Les plaisir du mènage', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12294

'Les plaisir du mènage'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 August 1781
NPG D12294

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne ('Sketched by Humphrey - spoil'd by Gillray'), by James Gillray, published by  Robert Wilkinson, after  William Humphrey - NPG D12295

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne ('Sketched by Humphrey - spoil'd by Gillray')

by James Gillray, published by Robert Wilkinson, after William Humphrey
crayon manner engraving, published 1 November 1781
NPG D12295

'Regardez moi', by James Gillray - NPG D12297

'Regardez moi'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, 1781?
NPG D12297

Queen Elizabeth I ('The great and glorious days of Queen Bess'), by Unknown artist, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12319

Queen Elizabeth I ('The great and glorious days of Queen Bess')

by Unknown artist, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 30 June 1781
NPG D12319

'Crumbs of comfort' (Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke), by James Gillray - NPG D12298

'Crumbs of comfort' (Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke)

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, circa August 1782
NPG D12298

'A meeting of umbrellas', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12299

'A meeting of umbrellas'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 January 1782
NPG D12299

Samuel Johnson ('Old wisdom blinking at the stars'), by James Gillray, published by  W. Rennie - NPG D12300

Samuel Johnson ('Old wisdom blinking at the stars')

by James Gillray, published by W. Rennie
hand-coloured etching, published 10 March 1782
NPG D12300

'Dame rat, and her poor little ones', by James Gillray, published by  J. Browning - NPG D12301

'Dame rat, and her poor little ones'

by James Gillray, published by J. Browning
hand-coloured etching, published 26 March 1782
NPG D12301

'Aside he turn'd for envy, yet with jealous leer malign, eyd them askance', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12302

'Aside he turn'd for envy, yet with jealous leer malign, eyd them askance'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 December 1782
NPG D12302

'The German dancing master', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12303

'The German dancing master'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 April 1782
NPG D12303

'Banco to the knave', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12304

'Banco to the knave'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1782
NPG D12304

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12305

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1782
NPG D12305

'Rodney introducing de Grasse', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12306

'Rodney introducing de Grasse'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 7 June 1782
NPG D12306

'Irish gratitude' (Henry Flood?; Henry Grattan; Edmond Sexton Pery, Viscount Pery), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12307

'Irish gratitude' (Henry Flood?; Henry Grattan; Edmond Sexton Pery, Viscount Pery)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 June 1782
NPG D12307

'St George and the dragon' (Charles James Fox; George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12308

'St George and the dragon' (Charles James Fox; George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 June 1782
NPG D12308

'Monuments lately discovered on Salisbury Plain', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12309

'Monuments lately discovered on Salisbury Plain'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 15 June 1782
NPG D12309

'Gloria Mundi, or - the Devil addressing the sun', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12310

'Gloria Mundi, or - the Devil addressing the sun'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 July 1782
NPG D12310

'The Jubilee', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12311

'The Jubilee'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 2 August 1782
NPG D12311

'The v[ictualling] committee framing a report', by James Gillray - NPG D12312

'The v[ictualling] committee framing a report'

by James Gillray
etching, published 12 August 1782
NPG D12312

Edmund Burke ('Cincinnatus in retirement'), by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12313

Edmund Burke ('Cincinnatus in retirement')

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 23 August 1782
NPG D12313

'The W[estminster] just-asses a braying - or - the downfall of the E. O. table', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12314

'The W[estminster] just-asses a braying - or - the downfall of the E. O. table'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 August 1782
NPG D12314

'Jove in his chair', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12315

'Jove in his chair'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 11 September 1782
NPG D12315

Sir Francis Buller, 1st Bt ('Judge Thumb'), by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12316

Sir Francis Buller, 1st Bt ('Judge Thumb')

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 27 November 1782
NPG D12316

'The discarded viceroy silenced' (Charles James Fox and two others), by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12320

'The discarded viceroy silenced' (Charles James Fox and two others)

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 22 May 1782
NPG D12320