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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