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James Gillray etchings, 1777-1811 (1781-1810)

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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Marie Auguste Vestris ('A stranger at Sparta'), by Francesco Bartolozzi, by  Benedetto Pastorini, probably after  George Dance - NPG D13048

Marie Auguste Vestris ('A stranger at Sparta')

by Francesco Bartolozzi, by Benedetto Pastorini, probably after George Dance
etching and aquatint, published 2 April 1781
NPG D13048

'The deserted village', by James Gillray, published by  Robert Wilkinson - NPG D13049

'The deserted village'

by James Gillray, published by Robert Wilkinson
stipple and line engraving, published 4 June 1784
NPG D13049

'Col. Gardiner's last interview with his wife and daughter', by James Gillray, published by  Robert Wilkinson - NPG D13050

'Col. Gardiner's last interview with his wife and daughter'

by James Gillray, published by Robert Wilkinson
stipple and line engraving, published 1 February 1786
NPG D13050

'A new way to pay the National-Debt', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG D13052

'A new way to pay the National-Debt'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 21 April 1786
NPG D13052

'A sale of English-beauties, in the East Indies', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG D13054

'A sale of English-beauties, in the East Indies'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 16 May 1786
NPG D13054

'Lady Termagant Flaybum going to give her step son a taste of her desert after dinner', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG D13055

'Lady Termagant Flaybum going to give her step son a taste of her desert after dinner'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
etching, published 25 May 1786
NPG D13055

Alessandro, Count of Cagliostro (Giuseppe Balsamo) ('A Masonic anecdote'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13056

Alessandro, Count of Cagliostro (Giuseppe Balsamo) ('A Masonic anecdote')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 November 1786
NPG D13056

'Wife & no wife - or - a trip to the Continent', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG D13066

'Wife & no wife - or - a trip to the Continent'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching, published 27 March 1786
NPG D13066

'The tender mother', by James Gillray, published by  Susannah Vivares, after  Lavinia Spencer (née Bingham), Countess Spencer - NPG D13057

'The tender mother'

by James Gillray, published by Susannah Vivares, after Lavinia Spencer (née Bingham), Countess Spencer
stipple engraving, published 27 February 1787
NPG D13057

'The happy mother', by James Gillray, published by  Susannah Vivares, after  Lavinia Spencer (née Bingham), Countess Spencer - NPG D13058

'The happy mother'

by James Gillray, published by Susannah Vivares, after Lavinia Spencer (née Bingham), Countess Spencer
stipple engraving, published 27 February 1787
NPG D13058

'Ancient music', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13060

'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1787
NPG D13060

'Monstrous craws, at a new coalition feast' (Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George IV; King George III), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13061

'Monstrous craws, at a new coalition feast' (Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George IV; King George III)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
etching and aquatint, published 29 May 1787
NPG D13061

'Monstrous craws, at a new coalition feast' (Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George IV; King George III), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13062

'Monstrous craws, at a new coalition feast' (Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George IV; King George III)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 29 May 1787
NPG D13062

'The loss of the Halsewell East Indiaman', by James Gillray, published by  Robert Wilkinson, after  James Northcote - NPG D13063

'The loss of the Halsewell East Indiaman'

by James Gillray, published by Robert Wilkinson, after James Northcote
line engraving, etching and stipple, published 4 June 1787
NPG D13063

'A march to the bank', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13064

'A march to the bank'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 22 August 1787
NPG D13064

John Howard ('The triumph of benevolence'), by James Gillray, published by  Robert Wilkinson - NPG D13059

John Howard ('The triumph of benevolence')

by James Gillray, published by Robert Wilkinson
stipple and line engraving, published 21 April 1788
NPG D13059

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788, by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13065

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
NPG D13065

'The funeral procession of Miss Regency', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13053

'The funeral procession of Miss Regency'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1789
NPG D13053

William Pitt, by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13068

William Pitt

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
line engraving, published 20 February 1789
NPG D13068

William Pitt, by and published by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13067

William Pitt

by and published by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
line engraving, published 20 February 1789
NPG D13067

'Shakespeare sacrificed; - or - the offering to avarice' (John Boydell), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13069

'Shakespeare sacrificed; - or - the offering to avarice' (John Boydell)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 June 1789
NPG D13069

'The offering to liberty', by James Gillray, published by  James Aitken - NPG D13070

'The offering to liberty'

by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
hand-coloured etching, published 3 August 1789
NPG D13070

Philip Thicknesse ('Lieut Goverr Gall-Stone, inspired by Alecto; - or - the birth of Minerva'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13071

Philip Thicknesse ('Lieut Goverr Gall-Stone, inspired by Alecto; - or - the birth of Minerva')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching and aquatint, published 15 February 1790
NPG D13071

'The hopes of the party, prior to July 14th - "From such wicked Crown & Anchor dreams, good Lord deliver us"', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13074

'The hopes of the party, prior to July 14th - "From such wicked Crown & Anchor dreams, good Lord deliver us"'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 19 July 1791
NPG D13074

'A Birmingham toast, as given on the 14th of July, by the - Revolution Society', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13075

'A Birmingham toast, as given on the 14th of July, by the - Revolution Society'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 23 July 1791
NPG D13075

James Lowther, Earl of Lonsdale ('The pacific entrance of Earl-Wolf, into Blackhaven'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13076

James Lowther, Earl of Lonsdale ('The pacific entrance of Earl-Wolf, into Blackhaven')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 January 1792
NPG D13076

'The landing of Sir John Bull and his family, at Boulogne sur Mer', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13078

'The landing of Sir John Bull and his family, at Boulogne sur Mer'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 31 May 1792
NPG D13078

'The Bengal levee', by and published by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13079

'The Bengal levee'

by and published by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1792
NPG D13079

'Fatigues of the campaign in Flanders' (Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; William V, Prince of Orange), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13080

'Fatigues of the campaign in Flanders' (Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; William V, Prince of Orange)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1793
NPG D13080

'Blue and buff charity; - or - the patriarch of the Greek clergy applying for relief', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13081

'Blue and buff charity; - or - the patriarch of the Greek clergy applying for relief'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 June 1793
NPG D13081

'A new Dutch exercise', by Isaac Cruikshank, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13082

'A new Dutch exercise'

by Isaac Cruikshank, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 April 1795
NPG D13082

'Light expelling darkness, - evaporation of stygian exhalations, - or - the sun of the constitution, rising superior to the clouds of opposition', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13083

'Light expelling darkness, - evaporation of stygian exhalations, - or - the sun of the constitution, rising superior to the clouds of opposition'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, soft-ground etching and engraving, published 30 April 1795
NPG D13083

'The contrast, or things as they are', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13084

'The contrast, or things as they are'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 12 November 1796
NPG D13084

'Titianus Redivivus; - or - the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian oracle', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13085

'Titianus Redivivus; - or - the seven-wise-men consulting the new Venetian oracle'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 November 1797
NPG D13085

'Consequences of a successful French invasion, No 1, plate 1st', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D13086

'Consequences of a successful French invasion, No 1, plate 1st'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1798
NPG D13086

'Consequences of a successful French invasion, No 1, plate 2d', by and published by James Gillray - NPG D13087

'Consequences of a successful French invasion, No 1, plate 2d'

by and published by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1798
NPG D13087