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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 (née 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
NPG D13047

D12994

'Dido forsaken'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 21 May 1787
NPG D12994