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107 Portraits in set: James Gillray etchings, 1777-1811 (1801-5)

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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D12752

Unknown man

by James Gillray
pencil, circa 1800-1810
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D12754

'The Union Club'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1801
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D12755

A Cognocenti contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique' (Emma, Lady Hamilton; Horatio Nelson; Sir William Hamilton)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 February 1801
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D12756

'Integrity retiring from office!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 24 February 1801
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D12757

'A pair of polished gentlemen' (Sir Lumley St George Skeffington; Montague James Mathew)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and soft-ground etching, published 10 March 1801
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D12758

'Political amusements for young gentlemen; - or - the Old Brentford shuttlecock, between Old Sarum, and the Temple of St Steevens'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and soft-ground etching, published 15 March 1801
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D12759

John Fitzgibbon, 1st Earl of Clare ('Mental energy')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 April 1801
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D12760

George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley ('Corporeal stamina')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 April 1801
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D12761

Sir William Hamilton ('From Sir William Hamilton's collection')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 8 May 1801
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D12762

'Playing in parts'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey, after Brownlow North
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 15 May 1801
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D12763

'Lilliputian-substitutes, equiping for public service'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1801
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D12764

'Every rogue is a coward'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 6 June 1801
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D12765

'Be gone dull care, - I prithee begone from me!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 June 1801
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D12766

'A Welch tandem' (Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 5th Bt; Charles Watkin Williams Wynn; Sir Henry Watkin Williams Wynn)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 June 1801
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D12767

Polly Lyon de Symons (nee Goldsmid) ('A lyoness')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 July 1801
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D12768

'Preliminaries of peace! - or - John Bull, and his little friends "marching to Paris"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 October 1801
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D12769

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1801
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D12770

'Metallic-tractors'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 11 November 1801
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D12771

'Forming a line on the parade'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 November 1801
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D12772

Thomas Ogle (' - "Don't tell me of Major Semple! - ..."')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
stipple and aquatint, published 18 November 1801
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D12773

'Anacreontick's in full song'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 1 December 1801
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D12774

'Preparing for the grand attack, - or - a private rehearsal of "The ci-devant ministry in danger"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 4 December 1801
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D12775

Elizabeth Billington (nee Weichsel) ('A bravura air mandane')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 22 December 1801
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D12776

Sholto Henry Maclellan, 9th Baron Kirkcudbright ('Lordly elevation')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 6 January 1802
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D12777

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('Fat cattle')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 January 1802
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D12778

'Tales of wonder!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 February 1802
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D12779

'A bouquet of the last century' (Mary, Lady Dacre (nee Fludyer))

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 February 1802
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D12780

'Advantages of wearing muslin dresses!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 15 February 1802
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D12781

'Sketch of the interior of St Stephens, as it now stands'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1802
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D12782

' - "Only look at the General madam!" - '

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 5 March 1802
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D12783

King George IV

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 10 March 1802
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D12784

King George IV

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 10 March 1802
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D12785

Mary Amelia Cecil (nee Hill), Marchioness of Salisbury ('Diana return'd from the chace')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 16 March 1802
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D12786

'Blowing up the Pic Nic's; - or - Harlequin Quixotte attacking the puppets'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 April 1802
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D12787

'Despair' (Richard Bateman Robson; John Horne Tooke; Thomas Tyrwhitt Jones; Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 8 April 1802
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D12788

'Hope' (William Dickinson; Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 8 April 1802
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D12789

'The Pic-Nic orchestra'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 23 April 1802
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D12790

' - "All Bond-Street trembled as he strode" - '

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and stipple, published 8 May 1802
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D12791

William Pitt ('The national parachute, - or - John Bull conducted to plenty and emancipation')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 July 1802
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