Wednesday, 16 May 2018

James Gillray - part 5

James Gillray by an unknown artist
watercolour c1810

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 1-4 also.

This is part 5 of a 6-part post on the works of James Gillray:



1797 Nature display'd, shewing the Effect of the change of the Seasons on the Ladies Garden
hand-coloured etching 25.2 x 25.2 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1797 The GIANT-FACTOTEM amusing himself.
 hand-coloured etching 36.6 x 26.4 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1797 The GORDON-KNOT, - or - The Bonn-Duchess hunting the Bedfordshire Bull.
 hand-coloured etching 26.2 x 36.2 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1797 The Leadenhall Volunteer, drest in his Shawl.
hand-coloured etching 18.8 x 15.5 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1797 The MARRIAGE of CUPID & PSYCHE.
 hand-coloured etching and aquatint 28.5 x 34.9 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1798 Lullaby!- sooth him with a lullaby!
 hand-coloured etching 21.3 x 23.4 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1798 Nightly Visitors, at St. Ann's Hill; -
 hand-coloured aquatint 36 x 26.1 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1798 Stealing off; - or - prudent Seces(s)ion
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 25.8 x 36.3 cm
( plate ) 

© National Portrait Gallery, London

1798 The Tree of LIBERTY, - with, the Devil tempting John Bull.
 hand-coloured etching 36.4 x 26.3 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1798 Habits of New French Legislators and other Public Functionaries:


1798 French Habits No. 1 Le Ministre d'Etat, en Grand Costume. 
( Charles James Fox )
hand-coloured etching 26.1 x 19.4 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery
1798 French Habits No. 5 Président d'Adminisration Municipale.  
( John Horne Tooke )
hand-coloured etching and stipple 26 x 19.3 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery

1798 French Habits No.3 Les Membres du Conseil des Cinq Cents.
hand-coloured etching 26.1 x 19.4 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery



1798 French Habits No.4 Membre du Directoire Exécutif. 
( Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford )
hand-coloured etching 26 x 19.4 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery

1798 French Habits No.6 Le Boureau. 
( George Tierney ) 
hand-coloured etching and stipple 26.1 x 19.4 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery

1798 French Habits No.7 L'Avocat de la Republique. 
( Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine ) 
hand-coloured aquatint 26 x 19.3 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery

1798 French Habits No.8 Membre de la Haute Cour de Justice.  
( George Shuckburgh ) 
hand-coloured aquatint 26.1 x 19.3 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery

1798 French Habits No.9 Judge du Tribunal Correctionnel.  
( John Courtenay ) 
hand-coloured aquatint 26.1 x 19.4 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery

1798 French Habits No.10 Juge de Paix.
  ( George Nicholls ) 
hand-coloured aquatint 26 x 19.4 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery

1798 French Habits No.11 le Trèsorier.  
( Sir William Pulteney ) 
hand-coloured aquatint 26 x 19.5 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery

1798 French Habits No.12 Messager d'Etat.  
( Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt ) 
hand-coloured aquatint 26.2 x 19.4 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery



1799 Egyptian Sketches:


1799 Egyptian Sketches 
hand-coloured etching 25 x 35.1 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 L'Infanterie Francaise en Egypte. Le General L'Asne coverted to Ibrahim Bey 
hand-coloured etching 25.6 x 35.8 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 "L'Insurrection de l'Institut Amphibie." - The Pursuit of Knowledge 
hand-coloured etching 25.3 x 35.7 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 "MAMLOUK, et HUSSARD REPUBLICAIN." - General result of BUONAPARTE'S Attack upon Ibrahin BEY'S Rear Guard 
hand-coloured etching 26.3 x 37.7 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 "PRŒTOR-URBANIS; - Inauguration of the Coptic Mayor of Cairo, preceded by the Procureur de la Commune 
hand-coloured etching 25.5 x 37.5 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 THEOLOGIE á la TURQUE. - The Pale of the Church of Mahomet.
 hand-coloured etching 25.3 x 35.6 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 Tirailleur Francais. et Chevau Leger de l'Armée du Pacha de Rhodes. Evolutions of French Mounted Riflemen 
hand-coloured etching 25.4 x 35.7 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

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1799 A MAN of IMPORTANCE 
( Francis Rawdon-Hastings, ist Marquess of Hasting 
hand-coloured etching 36.4 x 26.3 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 ALLIED POWERS, UN-BOOTING EGALITE. 
hand-coloured etching 26.2 x 36.4 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 Effusions of a Pot of Porter 
( William Pitt ) 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 36.2 x 26 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 EXIT LIBERTE a la FRANOIS! - or - BUONAPARTE closing the Farce og Egalitè, at St. Cloud near Paris Nov. "10" 1799
hand-coloured etching 25.2 x 36 cm ( paper size )

1799 Half Natural 
( Sir Lumley St. George Skeffington ) 
hand-coloured etching 24.7 x 18.4 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 "MONSTROSITIES" of 1799, - Scene, Kensington Gardens 
hand-coloured etching 26.4 x 36.4 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 Mrs GIBBS the Notorious Street Walker & Extorter 
( Jane Gibbs ) 
hand-coloured etching 25.7 x 19.7 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 NAPPER TANDY 
etching 26.1 x 19.9 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 Siege de la COLONNE de POMPEE.
 hand-coloured etching 55.3 x 41.8 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 SIR SIDNEY SMITH.
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 33.3 x 23.8 cm ( paper size )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 The GOUT.
 hand-coloured soft-ground etching 25.7 x 35.9 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 The Reception in Holland 
hand-coloured etching 26 x 36.4 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1799 The Twin Stars, CASTOR & POLLUX. 
hand-coloured etching 24.9 x 18.8 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1800 COCKNEY-SPORTSMEN finding a Hare.
 hand-coloured etching, soft-grounD etching and aquatint 25.2 x 35.4 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1800 COCKNEY-SPORTSMEN marking Game. 
hand-coloured etching, soft-ground etching and aquatint 25.6 x 35.7 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1800 COCKNEY-SPORTSMEN Re-charging. 
hand-coloured etching, soft-ground etching and aquatint 25.6 x 36 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1800 COCKNEY-SPORTSMEN Shooting Flying. 
hand-coloured etching, soft-ground etching and aquatint 25.5 x 35.5 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1800 Waltzer au Mouchoir. 
hand-coloured etching 22.8 x 17.7 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1801 A Bravura Air, MANDANE. 
( Elizabeth Billington ) 
hand-coloured etching 36 x 25.3 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1801 A LYONESS. 
hand-coloured etching 35.8 x 25.5 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

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