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James Gillray etchings, 1777-1811 (1795-97)


126 Portraits in set

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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Lady Cecilia Johnston ('At the opera'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12509

Lady Cecilia Johnston ('At the opera')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 October 1791
NPG D12509

'Fools eloquence', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12505

'Fools eloquence'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 January 1795
NPG D12505

'Military eloquence', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12506

'Military eloquence'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 January 1795
NPG D12506

'Ministerial eloquence', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12507

'Ministerial eloquence'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 January 1795
NPG D12507

'Pulpit eloquence', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12508

'Pulpit eloquence'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 January 1795
NPG D12508

'Bar eloquence', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12510

'Bar eloquence'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 January 1795
NPG D12510

Charles James Fox ('Opposition eloquence'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12511

Charles James Fox ('Opposition eloquence')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 January 1795
NPG D12511

William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry ('Quiz-zing a filly'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12512

William Douglas, 4th Duke of Queensberry ('Quiz-zing a filly')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 May 1795
NPG D12512

'Billingsgate eloquence', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12513

'Billingsgate eloquence'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 May 1795
NPG D12513

'The blessings of peace, the curses of war', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12514

'The blessings of peace, the curses of war'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 12 January 1795
NPG D12514

'The lover's dream', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12515

'The lover's dream'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 24 January 1795
NPG D12515

Charles James Fox ('French-telegraph making signals in the dark'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12516

Charles James Fox ('French-telegraph making signals in the dark')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 26 January 1795
NPG D12516

'The genius of France triumphant, - or - Britannia petitioning for peace', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12517

'The genius of France triumphant, - or - Britannia petitioning for peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 February 1795
NPG D12517

'Affability' (Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12518

'Affability' (Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 10 February 1795
NPG D12518

'Patriotic regeneration, - viz. - Parliament reform'd, a la françois, - that is - honest men (ie - Opposition) in the seat of justice', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12519

'Patriotic regeneration, - viz. - Parliament reform'd, a la françois, - that is - honest men (ie - Opposition) in the seat of justice'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 2 March 1795
NPG D12519

'The prophet of Hebrews, - the prince of peace - conducting the Jews to the promis'd-land', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12520

'The prophet of Hebrews, - the prince of peace - conducting the Jews to the promis'd-land'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 March 1795
NPG D12520

'Leaving off powder, - or - a frugal family saving the guinea', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12521

'Leaving off powder, - or - a frugal family saving the guinea'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 March 1795
NPG D12521

'Polonius', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12523

'Polonius'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 May 1795
NPG D12523

Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury (née Campbell) ('Modern elegance'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12524

Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury (née Campbell) ('Modern elegance')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 May 1795
NPG D12524