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James Gillray etchings, 1777-1811 (1801-05)


107 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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Unknown man, by James Gillray - NPG D12752

Unknown man

by James Gillray
pencil, circa 1800-1810
NPG D12752

'The Union Club', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12754

'The Union Club'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1801
NPG D12754

A Cognocenti Contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique (Emma Hamilton; Horatio Nelson; Sir William Hamilton), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12755

A Cognocenti Contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique (Emma Hamilton; Horatio Nelson; Sir William Hamilton)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 February 1801
NPG D12755

'Integrity retiring from office!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12756

'Integrity retiring from office!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 24 February 1801
NPG D12756

'A pair of polished gentlemen' (Sir Lumley St George Skeffington; Montague James Mathew), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12757

'A pair of polished gentlemen' (Sir Lumley St George Skeffington; Montague James Mathew)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and soft-ground etching, published 10 March 1801
NPG D12757

'Political amusements for young gentlemen; - or - the Old Brentford shuttlecock, between Old Sarum, and the Temple of St Steevens', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12758

'Political amusements for young gentlemen; - or - the Old Brentford shuttlecock, between Old Sarum, and the Temple of St Steevens'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and soft-ground etching, published 15 March 1801
NPG D12758

John Fitzgibbon, 1st Earl of Clare ('Mental energy'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12759

John Fitzgibbon, 1st Earl of Clare ('Mental energy')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 April 1801
NPG D12759

George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley ('Corporeal stamina'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12760

George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley ('Corporeal stamina')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 April 1801
NPG D12760

Sir William Hamilton ('From Sir William Hamilton's collection'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12761

Sir William Hamilton ('From Sir William Hamilton's collection')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 8 May 1801
NPG D12761

'Playing in parts', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, after  Brownlow North - NPG D12762

'Playing in parts'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey, after Brownlow North
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 15 May 1801
NPG D12762

'Lilliputian-substitutes, equiping for public service', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12763

'Lilliputian-substitutes, equiping for public service'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 May 1801
NPG D12763

'Every rogue is a coward', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12764

'Every rogue is a coward'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 6 June 1801
NPG D12764

'Be gone dull care, - I prithee begone from me!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12765

'Be gone dull care, - I prithee begone from me!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 June 1801
NPG D12765

Polly Lyon de Symons (née Goldsmid) ('A lyoness'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12767

Polly Lyon de Symons (née Goldsmid) ('A lyoness')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 July 1801
NPG D12767

'Preliminaries of peace! - or - John Bull, and his little friends

'Preliminaries of peace! - or - John Bull, and his little friends "marching to Paris"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 October 1801
NPG D12768

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12769

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1801
NPG D12769

'Metallic-tractors', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12770

'Metallic-tractors'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 11 November 1801
NPG D12770

'Forming a line on the parade', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12771

'Forming a line on the parade'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 November 1801
NPG D12771

Thomas Ogle (' -

Thomas Ogle (' - "Don't tell me of Major Semple! - ..."')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
stipple and aquatint, published 18 November 1801
NPG D12772