Wednesday, 9 May 2018

James Gillray - part 2

James Gillray c1800 after James Gillray
hand-coloured etching 17.4 x 12.6 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

James Gillray (1756 – 1815) was one of the greatest caricaturists of the 18th century. From around 1775 to 1810 he produced nearly 1000 prints caricaturing the rich and famous, and satires on British political and social life during the age of Napoleon. He was both sought-after and feared. No sooner would a new Gillray print appear than it was sure to be plagiarised or imitated by contemporaries both in England and abroad.
Gillray’s plates were executed in etching with stipple and coloured by hand. They were produced in broadsheets for popular consumption, and perhaps this is one of the reasons for the spontaneity that makes them so lively and timely.

For a fuller biography, and for earlier works by Gillray, see part 1 also.

This is part 2 of a 6-part post on the works of James Gillray:

1787 MONSTROUS CRAWS, at a New Coalition
etching and aquatint 37.5 x 47.8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1787 MONSTROUS CRAWS, at a New Coalition 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 37.5 x 47.8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1787 The FRIENDLY AGENT ( Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz: King George III: Warren Hastings: John Scott-Waring )
hand-coloured etching 22.3 x 17.5 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1787 The Happy Mother ( after Lavinia Spencer )
stipple engraving 43.2 x 50.8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1787 The Loss of the Halsewell East Indiaman
engraving, etching and stipple 50.2 x 62.7 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1787 The Tender Mother ( after Lavinia Spencer )
stipple engraving 43.9 x 51.6 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1788 A Lady at a Card Party who Does not play ( attributed to )
hand-coloured etching 10 x 7.7 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1788 DUN-SHAW, ( Henry Dunda, 1st Viscount Melville )
hand-coloured etching, aquatint and soft-ground etching 41.7 x 27.4 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1788 The BATTLE of BOW-STREET.
hand-coloured etching 24.8 x 35.8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1788 The BUBBLES of OPPOSITION.
hand-coloured etching 34.8 x 22.4 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1788 The Fall of PHAETON.
 hand-coloured etching 24.8 x 34.8 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1788 The ROYAL JOKE, - or - BLACK JACKS DELIGHT.
hand-coloured etching 24.9 x 35 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1788 The Triumph of Benevolence
stipple and line engraving 64.6 x 50.6  cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1788 The WESTMINSTER HUNT.
hand-coloured etching 24.7 x 34.8 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1788 "THERE'S MORE WAYS THAN ONE."
hand-coloured etching 24.3 x 24.1 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1789 Edward Thurlow
hand-coloured etching 16.2 x 12 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1789 The Right Hon. William Pitt
line engraving 34.4 x 27.2 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1789 The VULTURE of the CONSTITUTION. ( William Pitt )
hand-coloured etching 24.5 x 34.7 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1790 JOHN-BULL, Baited by the DOGS of EXCISE.
 hand-coloured etching and aquatint 24.6 x 41.4 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1790 Smelling out a Rat; - or - The Atheistical-Revolutionist disturbed in his Midnight Calculations
hand-coloured etching 24.8 x 35 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 'The IMPEACHMENT, - or - 'The Father of the Gang, turned Kings Evidence''
hand-coloured etching 31.2 x 39.6 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 A Natural Crop; - alia - A Norfolk Dumpling ( Charles Howard, Duke of Norfolk )
hand-coloured etching 24.2 x 18.7 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 A Uniform Whig ( King George III; Edmund Burke )
hand-coloured etching 27.5 x 17.3 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 A WITCH, upon a MOUNT's EDFE. ( Emma Edgcumbe, Countess of Mount Edgcumbe )
 hand-coloured etching 27.2 x 18.9 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 An ANGEL, gliding on a Sun-beam into Paradise ( Juliana Elizabeth Schwellenberg )
hand-coloured etching 27.3 x 21.4 cm 9 plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 An Excresence; - a Fungus; - alias - a Toadstool upon a Dung-hill
( William Pitt )
hand-coloured etching 27.5 x 22.5 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 At Church
hand-coloured etching 12.8 x 7.9 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery

1791 At the Opera ( Lady Cecilia Johnston )
hand-coloured etching 12.3 x 7.8 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery

1791 BARBAITIES in the WEST INDIAS
hand-coloured etching 25 x 34.7 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 BRITANNIA.
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 27 x 19.7 cm ( paper size )
© The National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 FRENCH DEMOCRATS surprising the Royal Runaways
hand-coloured etching 25 x 35.2 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 FRYING SPRATS, TOASTING MUFFINS ( Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz: King George III )
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 23.9 x 34.8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 La derniere ressource; - or - Van-Buchells Garters ( Albinia, Countess of Buckinghamshire )
 hand-coloured etching 27.2 x 17.6 cm ( plate )

1791 LES TROIS MAGOTS.
 hand-coloured etching 34.9 x 32.1 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 LUBBER'S HOLE, - alias - The Crack'd JORDAN.
  hand-coloured etching 27.5 x 22.3 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

1791 "Oh! that this too too solid flesh would melt."
hand-coloured etching 21 x 22 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 PANTENT-BOLSTERS: - Le moyèn d'etre en-bon-point ( Maria Anne Fitzherbert )
hand-coloured etching 27.6 x 17.6 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 PATIENCE on a MONUMENT ( Lady Cecilia Johnston )
 hand-coloured etching 30.8 x 20.9 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery

1791 TAMING of the SHREW: Katharine & Petruchio: The Modern Quixotte, or what you will
hand-coloured etching 25 x 40.3 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 The Accusing Spirit which flew up to heaven's Chancery with the Oath…
 hand-coloured etching 40.6 x 29.8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 The Finishing Touch ( Lady Sarah Archer )
 hand-coloured etching 27.3 x 17.6 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 The Introduction
 hand-coloured etching 25.1 x 35.4 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London


1791 The Monster broke loose - a peep into the SHAKESPEARE- GALLERY.
hand-coloured etching 35.5 x 24.5 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 The NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Petrified. / The NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Revivified.
 hand-coloured etching 41.4 x 29.7 cm ( paper size )
© National Portait Gallery, London

1791 THE RIGHTS OF MAN; - or -Tommy Paine
hand-coloured etching 35.5 x 25 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 The SOLDIER'S Return; - or - rare New for Old England
 hand-coloured etching and stipple-engraving 27.5 x 21.1 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 The YORK-MINUET.
 hand-coloured etching 23.5 x 29.7 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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