Friday, 18 May 2018

James Gillray - part 6

James Gillray by Charles Turner c1819
mezzotint 19.5 x 16.5 cm ( plate )

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 1-5 also.

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



1801 A Pair of POLISHED Gentlemen. 
hand-coloured etching 35.6 x 25.5 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1801 Be gone dull Care, - I prithee begone from Me! 
hand-coloured etching 24.2 x 30.3 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1802 Going to London, through "Epping Forest" 
hand-coloured etching 25.7 x 20.4 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1802 The Cow-Pock—or—the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation!

1802 The PIC-NIC ORCHESTRA 
hand-coloured stipple engraving 27 x 35.7 cm ( paper size ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1803 an Old Encore, at the Opera. 
hand-coloured stipple engraving 25 x 20.2 cm ( plate )

1803 Inspecting a Volunteer Corps in Hyde Park. 
( Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl of Harrington ) 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 26.1 x 19.9 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1803 The Bulstrode Siren. 
( Elizabeth Billington )

1803 The first Kiss this Ten Years! - or - the meeting of Britannia & Citizen François. 
hand-coloured etching, soft-groung etching and aquatint 35.5 x 25.4 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1804 Brisk - CATHARTIC. 
hand-coloured etching 25.8 x 20.7 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1804 L'ASSEMBLE NATIONALE; - 
hand-coloured etching 33.7 x 46.3 cm ( plate )

1805 A Cockney & his Wife going to Wycombe 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 26.2 x 37.3 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1805 St. GEORGE and the DRAGON
 hand-coloured etching and aquatint 39.7 x 40.2 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1805 The Plumb-pudding in danger; - or - State Epicures taking un Petit Souper 
hand-coloured etching 26.2 x 36.4 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1805 Elements of Skat(e)ing:


 1805 ELEMENTS of SKATEING, - A Fundamental Error in the Art of Skaiting ( sic ) 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 25.3 x 35.8 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

 1805 ELEMENTS of SKATEING, - Attitude! Attitude is every thing! 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 24.7 x 35.4 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

 1805 ELEMENTS of SKATEING, - Making the most of a passing Friend, in case of Emergency! 
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 25.5 x 35.7 cm ( plate ) 
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1806 The Rake's Progress at the University:

1806 The Rake's Progress at the University No.1
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 24.7 x 34.9 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1806 The Rake's Progress at the University No.2
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 24.8 x 34.9 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1806 The Rake's Progress at the University No.3
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 24.8 x 35 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1806 The Rake's Progress at the University No.4
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 24.8 x 35.4 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1806 The Rake's Progress at the University No.5
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 24.8 x 34.9 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

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1806 WIDE-AWAKE.
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving 26.1 x 23 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1807 CONNOISSEURS examining a collection of GEORGE MORELAND'S.
hand-coloured etching 38.4 x 31 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1807c Caleb Whitefoord
ink on paper 9.2 x 6.3 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1807c William Baillie
ink on paper 9.2 x 6.4 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1808-10 Weather series:


1808 DELICIOUS WEATHER.
hand-coloured etching 25.6 x 20.5 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1808 DREADFUL HOT WEATHER.
hand-coloured etching 25.7 x 20.6 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1808 FINE BRACING WEATHER.
hand-coloured etching 25.3 x 20.5 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1808 RAW WEATHER.
hand-coloured etching 25.8 x 20.7 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1808 SAD SLOPPY WEATHER.
hand-coloured etching 25.6 x 20.8 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1808 VERY SLIPPY WEATHER.
hand-coloured etching 26 x 20.2 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1808 WINDY WEATHER.
hand-coloured etching 25.7 x 20.5 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1810 A CALM.
hand-coloured etching, aquatint and stipple 26.9 x 37.5 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1810 A SQUALL.
hand-coloured etching 27 x 37.5 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, LondoN

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1809? BRISTOL-CHEESE, made, and sold, by Percival & Co
hand-coloured etching 25.2 x 19.2 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1810 La Walse - Le Bon Genre.
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving 26.2 x 33.7 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1810 Les Invisibles.
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving 26.2 x 33.4 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London


1810 Progress of the Toilet. - THE STAYS - Plate 1.
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving 28.3 x 22.4 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1810 Progress of the Toilet - THE WIG. - Plate 2.
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving 28.1 x 22 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

1810 Progress of the Toilet - DRESS COMPLETED. - Plate 3.
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving 28.1 x 22 cm ( plate )
 © National Portrait Gallery, London

1810 The GRACES in a high Wind.
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 25.6 x 35.7 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

A Modern Cherub.
hand-coloured etching and aquatint 12.1 x 8.6 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery

The COLE-HEAVERS.
( Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford )
hand-coloured etching 24.2 x 33.8 cm ( paper size )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

The Republican Rattle-Snake fascinating the Bedford-Squirrel.
hand-coloured etching 35.1 x 24.7 cm ( plate )
© National Portrait Gallery, London

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