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James Gillray etchings, 1777-1811 (1806-11)


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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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

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

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

'Head of an old man', possibly by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12955

'Head of an old man'

possibly by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 February 1783
NPG D12955

'The golden pippin', possibly by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12956

'The golden pippin'

possibly by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 February 1783
NPG D12956

'Head of a man', possibly by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12959

'Head of a man'

possibly by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 February 1783
NPG D12959

'Old man holding a candlestick', possibly by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12960

'Old man holding a candlestick'

possibly by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published February 1783
NPG D12960

Mrs Hexter, possibly by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12963

Mrs Hexter

possibly by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 25 February 1783
NPG D12963

John Philip Kemble, possibly by James Gillray - NPG D12964

John Philip Kemble

possibly by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, circa 1783
NPG D12964

'A hop merchant', by Unknown artist, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D12968

'A hop merchant'

by Unknown artist, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 14 January 1783
NPG D12968

'Impeachment ticket. For the trial of W-rr-n H-st-ngs Esqr', by James Gillray - NPG D12943

'Impeachment ticket. For the trial of W-rr-n H-st-ngs Esqr'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, circa February 1788
NPG D12943

'A lady at a card party who does not play', possibly by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12958

'A lady at a card party who does not play'

possibly by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 May 1788
NPG D12958

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow, by James Gillray, published by  James Aitken - NPG D12971

Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
hand-coloured etching, published 27 June 1789
NPG D12971

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, by James Gillray, published by  James Aitken - NPG D12974

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
hand-coloured etching, published 29 June 1789
NPG D12974

'A modern cherub', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12957

'A modern cherub'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 16 November 1791
NPG D12957