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72 Portraits in set: 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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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
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D13049

'The deserted village'

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

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

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
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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
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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

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

D13057

'The tender mother'

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

D13058

'The happy mother'

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

D13060

'Ancient music'

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

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
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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

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

D13064

'A march to the bank'

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

D13059

John Howard ('The triumph of benevolence')

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

D13053

'The funeral procession of Miss Regency'

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

D13068

William Pitt

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