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Viewing: Gillray, James, 1756-1815

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A Cognocenti contemplating Ye Beauties of Ye Antique. - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

The elderly Sir William Hamilton, a noted antiquarian, is shown studying his broken treasures, a reference to the affair between his wife, Emma Hamilton and Admiral Horatio Nelson. Original is an engraving (coloured impression). Reproduction courtesy of Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (PC 1-9753). See Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, Volume VIII, #9753.

Image of A New Administration, or The State Quacks Administring - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

A New Administration, or The State Quacks Administring - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Lettered with the title and publication detail: 'Pubd April 1st 1783, by W. Humphrey, No 227 Strand'. Published in London. One of two impressions [see AC C20 12a] made for Draper Hill circa 1969. AC C20 12c: photograph of original copperplate being inked for this etching.

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A Phantasmagoria; - Scene - conjuring up an Armed-Skeleton - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Prime Minister Henry Addington, Lord Hawkesbury and Charles James Fox are shown as the three witches from Shakespeare's Macbeth, who conjure Gillray's horrific apparition of Britannia ruined by the terms of peace with France. The phantasmagoria was a new invention that produced optical illusions with a magic lantern. Original is aquatint (coloured impression). Reproduction courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago. See Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, Volume VIII, #9962.

Image of A sun setting in a fog, with the Old Hanover hack descending - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

A sun setting in a fog, with the Old Hanover hack descending - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Bibliographic reference: British Museum (BM Satires 6239)

Image of A Sun Setting in a Fog; with the Old Hanover Hack Descending - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

A Sun Setting in a Fog; with the Old Hanover Hack Descending - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

One of several satires in which Charles James Fox is compared to Oliver Cromwell. He is here supposed to be acting in the interests of France and Spain. Lettered with the title, artist's name and publication detail: 'Pubd June 3d 1783, by J. Williams, Strand No 227', published in London, the same address of W. Humphrey. One of two impressions [see AC C20 12b] made for Draper Hill circa 1969. Bibliographic reference: British Museum (BM Satires 6239)

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A Voluptuary under the Horrors of Digestion. - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

The extravagant lifestyle of the Prince of Wales is the topic of this design. Reproduction courtesy of Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (PC 1-8112). Original is an engraving (coloured and uncoloured impressions). See Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, Volume VI, #8112.

Image of A Welch Tandem  - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

A Welch Tandem - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Sir Watkin Williams Wynn (1772-1840), the leading squire of North Wales, known as 'the Prince of Wales', and his two brothers, Charles Watkin (1775-1850) and Henry Watkin, with similar but identical profiles, sit squeezed together in a small rustic phaeton drawn (left to right) by three prancing goats, two being wheelers. The driver is nearest the spectator; all have leeks in their round hats; that of the driver has also the motto 'Ich dien'. On the phaeton are the initials 'WWW'; at the back is a large trunk. In the background is a craggy mountain on which goats are standing. A signpost (left) points 'To Wynnstay'. 21 June 1801 (Description and comment from M.Dorothy George, 'Catalogue of

Image of [Bohn portfolio leaf] - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

[Bohn portfolio leaf] - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

"The Loyal Address!--or--the Procession of the Hampshire-Hogs from Botley to St. James's," pub. October 4, 1808 [11047 in Political Satires 1808] and "Patriotic Petitions on the Convention," pub. ca. October 1808 [11048 in Political Satires 1808] on one side; "Farmer Giles & his Wife shewing off their daughter Betty to their Neighbours, on her return from School [11444 in Political and Social Satires 1809] pub. January 1, 1809 on the other side.

Image of [Bohn portfolio leaf] - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

[Bohn portfolio leaf] - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

"Middlesex--Election. 1804" pub. Aug. 7, 1804 [10264 in Political Satires 1804] on one side; "Paleom and Lavinia" [10480 in Political and Social Satires 1805] pub. Jan. 28, 1805 and "Posting in Ireland" [10478 in Political and Social Satires 1805] on the other.

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Britannia between Death and the Doctor's - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

William Pitt, Henry Addington, and Charles James Fox are the 'physicians' whose bickering leaves Britannia exposed to a sneak attack by Napoleon. Reproduction courtesy of Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (PC 1-10244). Original is an engraving (coloured impression). See Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, Volume VIII, #10244.

Image of Bruges - Ghent - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Bruges - Ghent - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Faint sketches of town on recto. Sketch of man and child on verso.

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Charon's - boat. - or - the Ghost's of 'all the Talents' - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

William Wyndham Grenville's coalition 'Ministry of All the Talents' fell on the question of Roman Catholics serving in the British army and navy. Lord Howick, who introduced this bill, is depicted as Charon, rowing a boatload of ministers (some of whom are seasick) across the mythical River Styx. Original is aquatint (coloured impression). Reproduction courtesy of Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (PC 1-10748). See Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, Volume VIII, #10748.

Image of Copenhagen House - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Copenhagen House - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Lithograph, published by Hannah Humphrey, date reflects time of publication. Publisher location listed on left below the panel as "New Bond Street." Piece on verso entitled "The Republican-Attack."

Image of Councellor Ego.-i;e;-little i, myself i. - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Councellor Ego.-i;e;-little i, myself i. - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Lettered with the title, artist's name and publication line: 'Js Gillray. d&f / Publishd Octr 1st 1798. by J. Wright, No 169 Picadilly London'. Bibliographic reference: British Museum (BM Satires 9246)

Image of Destruction of the French Gun Boats-or- Little Boney & his Friend Talley in high Glee - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Destruction of the French Gun Boats-or- Little Boney & his Friend Talley in high Glee - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Restrike. Published by H. Humphrey, 27 St James's Street, London. Clipped from a copy of the Bohn portfolio. Partial plate on verso

Image of Diary pages with sketch - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Diary pages with sketch - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

4-page diary entry on 2 leaves in Gillray's handwriting beginning 'Thursday Even-slept in Bond St.' Sketches on verso of second page.

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Doublures of Characters; - or - Striking Resemblances in Phisiognomy. - - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

In this design, first published as a foldout in the Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine, Gillray caricatured the alter egos of leading members of the Opposition: I. Charles James Fox as Satan; II. Richard Brinsley Sheridan as Judas; III. Duke of Norfolk as a drunkard; IV. George Tierney as an evil spirit; V. Sir Francis Burdett as a highwayman; VI. Earl of Derby as an ape wearing a bonnet-rouge, the red hat of French revolutionaries; and VII. Duke of Bedford as a jockey, a reference to his fondness for the sporting life. The sub-title of the design is a quotation from Lavater, 'If you would know Men's Hearts, look in their Faces.' Original is an engraving (coloured impression). Reproduction cour

Image of Fashionable Jockeyship - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Fashionable Jockeyship - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Bohn portfolio leaf. The Prince of Wales is shown astride George Bussey, the early of Jersey who was his Master of the Horse. The affair between the Prince and Lady Jersey, shown here as a hag lying inn an ornate bed, was well known.

Image of Fortune-Hunting - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Fortune-Hunting - Gillray, James, 1756-1815

Purchased with the William J. Studer Endowment. Hand-colored. See British Museum "Catalogue of Political and Personal Satires, " Vol. 8 #10301.