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99 Portraits in set: James Gillray etchings, 1777-1811 (1790-4)

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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3650

James Gillray

by Unknown artist
watercolour, circa 1810
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D12408

'John-Bull, baited by the dogs of excise'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 9 April 1790
NPG D12408

D12410

Philip Thicknesse

by James Gillray, published by James Ridgway
etching, published 14 September 1790
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D12411

'Smelling out a rat; - or - the atheistical-revolutionist disturbed in his midnight 'calculations''

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 3 December 1790
NPG D12411

D12436

'Wierd sisters; ministers of darkness; minions of the moon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 23 December 1791
NPG D12436

D12412

'Bandelures' (King George IV; Maria Anne Fitzherbert (née Smythe); Richard Brinsley Sheridan)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
etching and stipple, published 28 February 1791
NPG D12412

D12413

'Oh! That this too too solid flesh would melt'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 March 1791
NPG D12413

D12414

Margaret's ghost' (Elizabeth Gunning; Susannah Gunning (née Minifie); Peg Minifie)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 March 1791
NPG D12414

D12415

'The accusing spirit which flew up to heavens chancery with the oath...'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 8 April 1791
NPG D12415

D12416

'Taming of the shrew : - Katharine & Petruchio : - the modern Quixotte, or what you will'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 20 April 1791
NPG D12416

D12417

'Barbarities in the West Indies'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 April 1791
NPG D12417

D12418

John Boydell ('The monster broke loose - or - a peep into the Shakespeare Gallery')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 April 1791
NPG D12418

D12419

'The impeachment, - or - 'the father of the gang, turnd Kings evidence''

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published May 1791
NPG D12419

D12420

Thomas Paine

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 May 1791
NPG D12420

D12421

'Britannia'

probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 25 June 1791
NPG D12421

D12422

'French democrats surprising the royal runaways'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 27 June 1791
NPG D12422

D12423

'The National Assembly petrified. The National Assembly revivified'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 28 June 1791
NPG D12423

D12424

Sarah Archer (née West), Lady Archer ('The finishing touch')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 29 September 1791
NPG D12424

D12425

Albinia, Countess of Buckinghamshire ('La derniere ressource; - or - Van-Buchells garters')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 3 October 1791
NPG D12425

D12426

Juliana Elizabeth Schwellenberg ('An angel, gliding on a sun-beam into paradise')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 October 1791
NPG D12426