Friday, 11 May 2018

James Gillray - part 3

James Gillray Self-Portrait

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 see part 1 also. For earlier works by Gillray see parts 1-2 also.

This is part 3 of a 6-part post on the works of James Gillray:



1791 The YORK-REVERENCE; - or - City-Loyalty, amply rewarded.
hand-coloured etching 25 x 35.2 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 WEIRD - SISTERS; -  MINISTERS of DARKNESS; MINIONS of the MOON
 hand-coloured etching and aquatint 25.3 x 35.2 cm
( paper size ) © National Portrait Gallery, London

1791 MARGARET'S GHOST.
What's the matter AUNTEE-PEG, what makes you put on such a long Face?
hand-coloured etching 21.4 x 26.6 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 A Back View of the Cape -
hand-coloured etching 30.6 x 24.2 cm ( paper size )
© The National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 A CONNOISSEUR examining a COOPER.
( King George III and Oliver Cromwell miniature )
hand-coloured stipple engraving 34.5 x 24.7 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 A Duet "Turn fair Clora, turn, ah cruel, turn again"
hand-coloured etching 33.8 x 25.7 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 A SPHERE, projecting against a PLANE
( William Pitt and Albinia, Countess of Buckinghamshire )
hand-coloured etching 27.5 x 22.4 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 A SPENCER & a THREAD-PAPER.
 hand-coloured etching and aquatint 27.1 x 21.4 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 A VOLUPTUARY under the horrors of Digestion
( King George IV )
hand-coloured stipple engraving 36.3 x 29 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 ANTI-SACCHARRITES, - or - JOHN BULL and his Family leaving off the use of SUGAR.
 hand-coloured etching 32 x 40.9 cm ( paper size )
© The National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 AUSTRIAN BUGABOO, Funking the FRENCH ARMY.
 hand-coloured etching 24.7 x 34.4 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 FRENCH LIBERTY.  BRITISH SLAVERY.
 hand-coloured etching 24.9 x 35.3 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York.
( Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherina, Duchess of York and Albany )
hand-coloured stipple engraving 27.3 x 20.6 cm ( paper size )
© The National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 Her Royal Highness the Duchess of York.
 etching 28.6 x 20.6 cm ( paper size )
© National Portraiy Gallery, London

1792 JOHN BULL bother'd; - or - The Geese alarming the Capitol
 ( William Pitt )
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 31.1 x 38.8 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 Le Cochon et ses deux petits, - or - Rich pickings for a Noble appetite
( Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk )
hand-coloured etching 25.7 x 35.2 cm 9 paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 MODERN HOSPITALITY, - or - A Friendly Party in High Life
hand-coloured etching 25.8 x 36.8 cm ( paper size )
© The National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 Neck or Nothing -
hand-coloured etching 29.9 x 23.7 cm ( paper size )
© The National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 PATRIOT amusing themselves; - or - SWEDES practising at a Post.
 hand-coloured etching 24.9 x 34.8 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 SCOTCH HARRY'S News; - or - NINCUMPOOP in high Glee.
 hand-coloured etching 25 x 35 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 SIN, DEATH, and the DEVIL.
 hand-coloured etching 31.8 x 39.9 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 Spouting "Strike home! and I will bless thee for the Blow!"
 hand-coloured etching 34.4 x 26.2 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 TEMPERANCE enjoying a Frugal Meal.
 ( Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III )
 hand-coloured stipple engraving 36.2 x 29.2 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 The BOTTOMLESS-PITT.
( William Pitt ) hand-coloured etching 27.5 x 22.6 cm ( paper size )
© The National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 The Dagger Scene; - or - The Plot discover'd.
 hand-coloured etching 36.8 x 30 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 The Fall of the WOLSEY of the WOOLSACK.
 hand-coloured etching 24.7 x 34.8 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 The Power of Beauty; - St. Cecilia charming the Brute; - or -The seduction of the Welch Ambassador
( Lady Cecilia Johnston )
hand-coloured etching 25.2 x 35.3 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 The Visit to Piccadilly; - or - A Prussian Reception.
 hand-coloured etching 35.3 x 24.9 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 TOM PAINE'S Nightly Pest.
 hand-coloured etching 29.8 x 36.4 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1792 WHA WANTS ME?
hand-coloured etching 26.2 x 21.4 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

1793 A DEMOCRAT, - or - REASON & PHILOSOPHY.
 ( Charles James Fox )
hand-coloured etching 34.6 x 24.8 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1793 A French Hail Storm. - or - Neptune loosing sight of the Brest Fleet -
 ( Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe )
hand-coloured etching 31.4 x 36.4 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1793 A SMOKING CLUB.
 hand-coloured etching 31 x 42.4 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1793 A VESTAL of -93, trying on the CESTUS of VENUS
 hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint 30.5 x 37 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

1793 BRITTANIA between SCYLLA & CHARYBDIS.
 ( Charles James Fox; Joseph Priestley; Richard Brinsley Sheridan; William Pitt )
hand-coloured etching 30.4 x 36.3 cm
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1793 DUMOURIER dining in State at St. James's, on the 15th May 1793.
 hand-coloured etching 31.3 x 36.8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

1793 Flemish Characters
etching 23.2 x 36.6 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1793 Flemish Characters 
etching 23.2 x 36.6 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London
1793 "Here's Songs of Love & Maids forsaken" ( attributed to )
 hand-coloured etching 23 x 19.3 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

1793 The CHANCELLOR of the INQUISITION marking the INCORRIGIBLES.
 hand-coloured etching 34.6 x 25 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1793 The heroic Charlotte la Cordé, upon her Trial, at the bar of the Revolutionary Tribunal of Paris
hand-coloured etching 31.5 x 36.4 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1793 The Reception of the Diplomatique and his Suite, at the Court of Pekin
hand-coloured etching 32 x 39.9 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1793 The Slough of Despond
hand-coloured etching 25.4 x 36.6 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1793 The Zenith of French Glory; – The Pinnacle of Liberty.


1794 A PARIS BEAU.
 hand-coloured etching 24.4 x 15.8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 A PARIS BELLE.
 hand-coloured etching 24.4 x 16.6 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 And catch the living Manners as they rise.
 hand-coloured etching and aquatint 34 x 24.7 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 FOLLOWING the FASHION.
 hand-coloured etching and soft-ground 32.8 x 35.6 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

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