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72 Portraits in set: James Gillray etchings, 1777-1811 (1778-1808 supplement)

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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D12976

'Female curiosity'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1778
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D12977

'The whore's last shift'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 February 1779
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D12978

'Sawney in the bog-house'

by James Gillray, published by Mrs Holt
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1779
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D12979

'Sir Richard Worse-than-sly, exposing his wife's bottom; - o fye!'

by James Gillray, published by H. Brown
etching, published 14 March 1782
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D12980

'Sir Richard Worse-than-sly, exposing his wife's bottom; - o fye!'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 March 1782
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D12981

'The thunderer' (King George IV; Sir Banastre Tarleton, Bt)

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 20 August 1782
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D12982

'Changing places; - alias; Fox stinking the badger out of his nest'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 March 1782
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D12983

'The minister in. The minister out' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1782
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D12984

Dorothy Seymour, Lady Worsley ('A peep into Lady W!!!!!y's seraglio')

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1782
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D12985

'Evacuation before resignation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 May 1782
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D12986

'The kettle hooting the porridge-pot' (William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne); Charles James Fox)

by James Gillray, published by P.J. Leatherhead
hand-coloured etching, published 23 July 1782
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D12987

'The castle in the moon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 August 1782
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D12988

'Scene le vrog house'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 3 September 1782
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D12991

'The coalition' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)

by James Gillray, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 April 1783
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D12992

'A sun setting in a fog; with the old Hanover hack descending' (Charles James Fox; King George III)

by James Gillray, possibly published by John Williams
hand-coloured etching, published 3 June 1783
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D12993

'Westminster school. or - Dr Busby settling accounts with Master-Billy and his playmates'

by James Gillray, published by James Ridgway
hand-coloured etching, published 4 February 1785
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D12989

'The injured Count,, S' (Mary Eleanor Lyon (nee Bowes), Countess of Strathmore)

by James Gillray, published by C. Morgan
hand-coloured soft-ground etching, published circa 1786
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D13047

'"This is a sorry sight!" - Macbeth - scene, a lodging in Bond Street'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published circa 1786
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D12994

'Dido forsaken'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 21 May 1787
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D12995

'Amsterdam in a dam'd predicament, - or - the last scene of the Republican pantomime'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1787
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D12996

'The royal joke, - or - black jacks delight'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 25 April 1788
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D12997

'The fall of Phaeton' (King George IV; Maria Anne Fitzherbert (nee Smythe))

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 July 1788
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D12998

'The battle of Bow-Street'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published July 1788
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D12999

'The accomodating spouse; Tyr-nn-es delight! - coming York over her; - or what you like'

by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
hand-coloured etching, published 15 May 1789
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D13000

'The monster going to take his afternoons luncheon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1790
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D13001

'Swearing to the cutting monster or- a scene in Bow Street'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1790
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D13002

'The seige of Blenheim - or - the new system of gunning, discoverd'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 March 1791
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D13003

'Betty Canning revived: - or - a peep at the conjuration of Mary Squires, & the gypsey family'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 25 March 1791
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D13004

'The balance of power. - or - "The posterity of the immortal Chatham, turn'd posture master"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 April 1791
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D13005

Lady Cecilia Johnston ('"Patience on a monument"')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 19 September 1791
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D13006

'The devil to pay; - the wife metamorphos'd, or Neptune reposing, after fording the Jordan'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 October 1791
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D13007

'Lubber's-hole, - alias - the crack'd Jordan' Dorothy Jordan; King William IV)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1791
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D13008

'The coming-on of the monsoons; - or - the retreat from Seringapatam'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 December 1791
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D13009

'Fashionable contrasts; - or - the Duchess's little shoe yeilding to the magnitude of the Duke's foot'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 January 1792
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D13010

'Taking physick: - or - the news of shooting the King of Sweden!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 April 1792
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D13011

'The Bishop of a Tun's breeches; - or - the flaming eveque, purifying the house of office!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 May 1792
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D13012

'Wha wants me?' (Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville; William Pitt)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 June 1792
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D13013

'Un petit souper, a la Parisienne; - or - a family of sans-culotts refreshing, after the fatigues of the day'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 September 1792
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D13014

Louis XVI, King of France ('The zenith of French glory; - the pinnacle of liberty')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 February 1793
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D13015

'A vestal of -93, trying on the cestus of Venus'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 29 April 1793
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D13016

King George III ('The French invasion; - or - John Bull, bombarding the bum-boats')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 November 1793
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D13017

'Flannel-armour; - female patriotism, - or - modern heroes accoutred for the wars'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 November 1793
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D13018

'Presentation of the Mahometan credentials - or - the final resource of French atheists'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 December 1793
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D13019

'"Miss, I have a monstrous crow to pluck with you!!"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 1 November 1794
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D13020

'Ladies dress, as it soon will be'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 20 January 1796
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D13021

'National conveniences'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 January 1796
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D13022

'The dog tax' (Richard Brinsley Sheridan; William Pitt; Charles James Fox; Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1796
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D13023

'The Jersey smuggler detected; - or - good cause for (separation) discontent'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 May 1796
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D13024

'The grand-signor retiring'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 May 1796
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D13025

'Fashionable-jockeyship'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 June 1796
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D13027

William V, Prince of Orange ('The orangerie; - or - the Dutch Cupid reposing, after the fatigues of planting')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 September 1796
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D13028

'Nature display'd, shewing the effect of the change of the seasons on the ladies garden'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 May 1797
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D13029

William Pitt ('Political-ravishment, or the old lady of Treadneedle-Street in danger!')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 May 1797
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D13030

'Duke William's ghost' (King George IV; William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured soft-ground etching, published 7 May 1799
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D13031

'French generals retiring, on account of their health: - with Lepaux presiding in the directorial dispensary'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 June 1799
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D13034

Emma, Lady Hamilton ('Dido, in despair!')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 6 February 1801
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D13035

'One of the advantages of a low carriage'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 June 1801
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