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James Gillray etchings, 1777-1811 (1798-1800)


119 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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'The loyal toast', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12631

'The loyal toast'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 3 February 1798
NPG D12631

'Search-night; - or - state-watchmen mistaking honest-men for conspirators', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12633

'Search-night; - or - state-watchmen mistaking honest-men for conspirators'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 March 1798
NPG D12633

'London Corresponding Society, alarm'd', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12634

'London Corresponding Society, alarm'd'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 April 1798
NPG D12634

Charles James Fox ('Le Ministre d'Etat, en grand costume'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12635

Charles James Fox ('Le Ministre d'Etat, en grand costume')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12635

'Les membres du Conseil des Anciens', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12636

'Les membres du Conseil des Anciens'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple and etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12636

'Les membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12637

'Les membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12637

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('Membre du Directoire Exécutif'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12638

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford ('Membre du Directoire Exécutif')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple and etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12638

John Horne Tooke ('Président d'Administration Municipale'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12639

John Horne Tooke ('Président d'Administration Municipale')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple and etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12639

John Horne Tooke ('Président d'Administration Municipale'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12640

John Horne Tooke ('Président d'Administration Municipale')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple and etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12640

George Tierney ('Le boureau'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12641

George Tierney ('Le boureau')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple and etching, published 18 April 1798
NPG D12641

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine ('L'Avocat de la Republique'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12642

Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine ('L'Avocat de la Republique')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured aquatint, published 21 May 1798
NPG D12642

George Shuckburgh ('Membre de la Haute Cour de Justice'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12643

George Shuckburgh ('Membre de la Haute Cour de Justice')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured aquatint, published 15 May 1798
NPG D12643

John Courtenay ('Juge du Tribunal Correctionnel'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12644

John Courtenay ('Juge du Tribunal Correctionnel')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured aquatint, published 21 May 1798
NPG D12644

John Nicholls ('Juge de Paix'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12645

John Nicholls ('Juge de Paix')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured aquatint, published 15 May 1798
NPG D12645

Sir William Pulteney ('Le Trèsorier'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12646

Sir William Pulteney ('Le Trèsorier')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured aquatint, published 21 May 1798
NPG D12646

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt ('Messager d'Etat'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12647

Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt ('Messager d'Etat')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured aquatint, published 21 May 1798
NPG D12647

'Meeting of unfortunate citoyens', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12648

'Meeting of unfortunate citoyens'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 May 1798
NPG D12648

Charles James Fox ('The tree of liberty, - with, the devil tempting John Bull'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12649

Charles James Fox ('The tree of liberty, - with, the devil tempting John Bull')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 May 1798
NPG D12649

'Shrine at St Ann's Hill', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12650

'Shrine at St Ann's Hill'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured aquatint, published 26 May 1798
NPG D12650