Monday, 14 May 2018

James Gillray - part 4

James Gillray c1800
hand-coloured etching ( after Gillray )

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 1-3 also.

This is part 4 of a 6-part post on the works of James Gillray:



1794 JACK a' BOTH SIDES!
 hand-coloured etching 35.7 x 24.5 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 Miss, I have a Monstrous Crow to pluck with you!!-
 hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving 26.3 x 32 cm 
( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery

1794 PANTAGRUEL'S 's victorious return to the court of GARGANTUA.
 hand-coloured etching 31.4 x 36.3 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 The ERUPTION of the MOUNTAIN, - or - The Horrors of the "Bocca del Inferno" 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 32.4 x 37.4 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 Turkey:


1794 A Colonel of the Janizaries 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 33.6 x 23.5 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 A common Soldier of the Janizaries 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 34.2 x 23.8 cm 9 paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 A common Turk 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 34 x 24.1 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 A Greek Lady 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 34.1 x 23.6 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 A Turkish Woman of Constantinople 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 24.4 x 24.4 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 A Turkish Woman of Constantinople 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 34.1 x 23.9 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 A Valet de chambre of the Grand Sultan 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 33.8 x 23.7 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 An Armenian Woman 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 33.8 x 24.1 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 The Grand Sultan 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 34.2 x 23.9 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 The Grand Sultana 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 33.8 x 24 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 The Grand Viser, in his habit of Ceremony 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 34.3 x 23.8 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1794 The Sword-bearer of the Grand Sultan 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 34 x 24.3 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London


1795 Eloquence series:


1795 Bar Eloquence
hand-coloured etching 12.3 x 8.2 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery

1795 Billingsgate Eloquence
hand-coloured etching 12.3 x 8.4 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

1795 Fools Eloquence
hand-coloured etching 11.9 x 8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

1795 Military Eloquence
hand-coloured etching 12.4 x 8.5 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

1795 Ministerial Eloquence
hand-coloured etching 12.3 x 8 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery

1795 Naval Eloquence
etching 12.4 x 8.1 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery

1795 Opposition Eloquence
hand-coloured etching 12.2 x 8.2 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

1795 Pulpit Eloquence
hand-coloured etching 12.3 x 81 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery


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1795 A TRUE BRITISH TAR.
 ( King William IV )
hand-coloured etching 33.6 x 22.9 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1795 Characters in High Life.
hand-coloured etching 35.9 x 25.3 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London


1795 Enter COWSLIP, with a bowl of Cream
( Albinia, Countess of Buckinghamshire )
hand-coloured etching 34.5 x 23.3 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1795 Light expelling Darkness, - Evaporation of Stygian Exhalations
hand-coloured etching 35.5 x 46.2 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1795 Modern Elegance
( Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury )
etching 28.6 x 20.5 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

1795 MODERN ELEGANCE.
( Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury ) hand-coloured etching 28.6 x 20.5 cm ( paper size ) 

© National Portrait Gallery

1795 The great South Sea Caterpillar, transform'd into a Bath Butterfly
hand-coloured etching 35.4 x 24.5 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1795 The LOVER'S DREAM
 hand-coloured etching and aquatint 31.1 x 41.2 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery

1796 A Philosopher, - Conduit Street
hand-coloured etching 24 x 18 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 A Modern Belle going to the Rooms at Bath.
 hand-coloured etching 34.3 x 24.8 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 ENCHANTMENTS lately see upon the Mountains of WALES, - or - Shon-ap Morgan's Reconcilement to the Fairy Princess
hand-coloured etching 25.3 x 35.5 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 Exaltation of FARO'S's Daughters.
 hand-coloured etching 36 x 26 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 FASHIONABLE-JOCKEYSHIP.
 hand-coloured etching 36.4 x 26.3 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 GEORGEY a' Cock-horse.
 ( George Hanger, 4th Baron Coleraine )
hand-coloured etching 35.5 x 28.2 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 High-Change in Bond Street, - ou - la Politesse du Grande Monde.
hand-coloured etching 25 x 35.1 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 Ladies Dress, as it soon will be.
 hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving 32.5 x 23.3 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 Lady Godina's Rout; - or - Peeping-Tom spying out Pope-Joan
hand-coloured etching 25.9 x 36 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 The CANEING in Conduit Street.
 ( Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford; George Vancouver )
hand-coloured etching

1796 The DOG TAX.
 hand-coloured etching 37.3 x 25 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 The Fashionable Mamma, - or - The Convenience of Modern Dress.
 hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving 35.7 x 25.8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1796 The GENERÆ of PATRIOTISM, - or - the Bloomsbury Farmer, planting BEDFORDSHIRE Wheat.
 hand-coloured etching and aquatint 24.8 x 35 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1797 A corner, near the Bany; - or - An Example for Fathers.
hand-coloured etching and engraving 35.8 x 27.3 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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