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James Gillray

(1756-1815), Caricaturist

Sitter in 7 portraits
Artist associated with 881 portraits
Gillray was the greatest and most definitive satirist of the age, producing caricatures of politics and social life, often directed at the Royal Family.

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James Gillray, by James Gillray - NPG 83

James Gillray

by James Gillray
watercolour on ivory, circa 1800
On display in the Room 17 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 83

'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

'Female curiosity', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12976

'Female curiosity'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1778
NPG D12976

'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

'The whore's last shift', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12977

'The whore's last shift'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 February 1779
NPG D12977

'Sawney in the bog-house', by James Gillray, published by  Mrs Holt - NPG D12978

'Sawney in the bog-house'

by James Gillray, published by Mrs Holt
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1779
NPG D12978

'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

'Tom Jones, Partridge and the Beggar', by James Gillray, published by  Thomas Macklin - NPG D12285

'Tom Jones, Partridge and the Beggar'

by James Gillray, published by Thomas Macklin
stipple engraving, published 14 September 1780
NPG D12285

'Sophia, Honour and the Chambermaid', by James Gillray, published by  Thomas Macklin - NPG D12286

'Sophia, 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

Basil, 6th Earl of Denbigh ('Aquila Hapsburghiensis'), possibly by James Gillray - NPG D12953

Basil, 6th Earl of Denbigh ('Aquila Hapsburghiensis')

possibly by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published circa 1780
NPG D12953

Lady Cecilia Johnston, by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12965

Lady Cecilia Johnston

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 May 1780
NPG D12965

Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, probably by James Gillray - NPG D12966

Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford

probably by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published 1 June 1780
NPG D12966

Thomas Alexander Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie ('I have lost my stomach'), probably by James Gillray - NPG D12969

Thomas Alexander Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie ('I have lost my stomach')

probably by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, published 1 June 1780
NPG D12969

Emma Edgcumbe (née Gilbert), Countess of Mount Edgcumbe, probably by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12970

Emma Edgcumbe (née Gilbert), Countess of Mount Edgcumbe

probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 May 1780
NPG D12970

Emma Edgcumbe (née Gilbert), Countess of Mount Edgcumbe, probably by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D14328

Emma Edgcumbe (née Gilbert), Countess of Mount Edgcumbe

probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 18 May 1780
NPG D14328

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

John Campbell ('Mr C-m-l the jolly presenter of the Cannongate Kirk, in Edinburgh'), possibly by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12962

John Campbell ('Mr C-m-l the jolly presenter of the Cannongate Kirk, in Edinburgh')

possibly by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published circa 1781
NPG D12962

Giuseppe Puppo ('Signor Puppy. First catgut scraper'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12973

Giuseppe Puppo ('Signor Puppy. First catgut scraper')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 27 November 1781
NPG D12973

'Crumbs of comfort' (Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke), by James Gillray - NPG D12298

'Crumbs of comfort' (Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke)

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, circa August 1782
NPG D12298

'A meeting of umbrellas', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12299

'A meeting of umbrellas'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 January 1782
NPG D12299

Samuel Johnson ('Old wisdom blinking at the stars'), by James Gillray, published by  W. Rennie - NPG D12300

Samuel Johnson ('Old wisdom blinking at the stars')

by James Gillray, published by W. Rennie
hand-coloured etching, published 10 March 1782
NPG D12300

'Dame rat, and her poor little ones', by James Gillray, published by  J. Browning - NPG D12301

'Dame rat, and her poor little ones'

by James Gillray, published by J. Browning
hand-coloured etching, published 26 March 1782
NPG D12301

'Aside he turn'd for envy, yet with jealous leer malign, eyd them askance', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12302

'Aside he turn'd for envy, yet with jealous leer malign, eyd them askance'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 December 1782
NPG D12302

'The German dancing master', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12303

'The German dancing master'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 April 1782
NPG D12303

'Banco to the knave', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12304

'Banco to the knave'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1782
NPG D12304

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12305

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1782
NPG D12305

'Rodney introducing de Grasse', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12306

'Rodney introducing de Grasse'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 7 June 1782
NPG D12306

'Irish gratitude' (Henry Flood?; Henry Grattan; Edmond Sexton Pery, Viscount Pery), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12307

'Irish gratitude' (Henry Flood?; Henry Grattan; Edmond Sexton Pery, Viscount Pery)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 June 1782
NPG D12307

'St George and the dragon' (Charles James Fox; George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12308

'St George and the dragon' (Charles James Fox; George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 June 1782
NPG D12308

'Monuments lately discovered on Salisbury Plain', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12309

'Monuments lately discovered on Salisbury Plain'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 15 June 1782
NPG D12309

'Gloria Mundi, or - the Devil addressing the sun', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12310

'Gloria Mundi, or - the Devil addressing the sun'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 July 1782
NPG D12310

'The Jubilee', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12311

'The Jubilee'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 2 August 1782
NPG D12311

'The v[ictualling] committee framing a report', by James Gillray - NPG D12312

'The v[ictualling] committee framing a report'

by James Gillray
etching, published 12 August 1782
NPG D12312

Edmund Burke ('Cincinnatus in retirement'), by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12313

Edmund Burke ('Cincinnatus in retirement')

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 23 August 1782
NPG D12313

'The W[estminster] just-asses a braying - or - the downfall of the E. O. table', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12314

'The W[estminster] just-asses a braying - or - the downfall of the E. O. table'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 August 1782
NPG D12314

'Jove in his chair', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12315

'Jove in his chair'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 11 September 1782
NPG D12315

Sir Francis Buller, 1st Bt ('Judge Thumb'), by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12316

Sir Francis Buller, 1st Bt ('Judge Thumb')

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 27 November 1782
NPG D12316

'The discarded viceroy silenced' (Charles James Fox and two others), by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12320

'The discarded viceroy silenced' (Charles James Fox and two others)

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 22 May 1782
NPG D12320

'Rodney triumphant - or - Admiral Lee Shore in the dumps', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12321

'Rodney triumphant - or - Admiral Lee Shore in the dumps'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 31 May 1782
NPG D12321

'Malagrida and conspirators, consulting the ghost of Oliver Cromwell', by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12323

'Malagrida and conspirators, consulting the ghost of Oliver Cromwell'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published June 1782
NPG D12323

'Guy Vaux', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12324

'Guy Vaux'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published circa June 1782
NPG D12324

'A modern antique', probably by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12325

'A modern antique'

probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 November 1782
NPG D12325

Lady Cecilia Johnston ('St Cecilia'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12326

Lady Cecilia Johnston ('St Cecilia')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 April 1782
NPG D12326

William Parsons, by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12967

William Parsons

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 May 1782
NPG D12967

'Sir Richard Worse-than-sly, exposing his wife's bottom; - o fye!', by James Gillray, published by  H. Brown - NPG 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
NPG D12979

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