James Gillray 2.


James Gillray ~  Many from 'Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray Comprising a Political and Humorous History of the Latter Part of the Reign of George the Third' by Thomas Wright and R. H. Evans London: Henry G. Bohn, 1851 Between 1845 and 1851, Henry Bohn published editions of Gillray's works from Gillray's original plates. Over 600 numbered plates were printed back-to-back in two giant atlas folio volumes. . .a good tint ie they date from 1845/51. The third volume was the 'suppressed or gentleman's prints not go ladies viewing etc and as such much scarcer .. . all where possible with a historical description/translation
After failing as a portrait painter, Gillray worked as a freelenace engraver and etcher. After 1782 he started producing political satires, mainly inspired by the conflict between the Whigs and the Tories, the French Revolution and war against Napoleon. Originally his caricatures would have been issued separately, mainly from the print shop of his mistress, Hannah Humphrey, in St. James's Street, London. His eyesight started failing him, causing him to stop work in 1809. Depressed he turned to drink, and in July 1811 Gillray attempted to kill himself by throwing himself out of attic window above Humphrey's shop. He failed, and survived four years of insanity before dying in 1815.




Duke Williams Ghost
the ghost of the Duke of Cumberland visiting the Prince of Wales. J. Gillray inv and f't, Pub May 7 1799 by H. Humphrey
,  This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 £95 mounted




Duke Williams Ghost
the ghost of the Duke of Cumberland visiting the Prince of Wales. J. Gillray inv and f't, Pub May 7 1799 by H. Humphrey,  This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 £85 x 2





The Injured Countess
The Injured Count S. ____, (c. ... The print depicts the buxom Countess of Strathmore, Mary Eleanor Bowes, blithely suckling two cats .This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 £85





John Bull and the Alarmist  £85
John Bull stands squarely, holding a thick stick with a carved head representing a bull-dog, and a frothing tankard ornamented with a crown.The alarmist is Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Bull is Georhe III . Pubd. Septr. 1st, 1803 by H. Humphrey, 27 St. James Street, 1803. This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £85 post  inc






Paddy on Horseback £65

Paddy on Horseback, which appeared in 1779, is the first caricature which is certainly his.During the year 1779, the trade of the Irish merchants was in a very depressed state, owing partly to the American war, and an outcry was raised for new commercial regulations for the relief of the sister island. The Irish, indeed, seemed inclined to imitate the proceedings of the merchants of Boston. The consequence was, that the question of relief for Ireland was very much agitated in England. This early production of Gillray seems to refer partly to the question thus agitated, and to the popular notion then prevalent that the Irish came into England as successful fortune-hunters, and that they were well received among the ladies. This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £65 post  inc





'Nightly visitors, at St Ann's Hill'

(Charles James Fox; Elizabeth Bridget Fox (née Cane); Lord Edward Fitzgerald) Fox, aroused from his sleep, has started up in his bed,
horror-struck at the apparition of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, who thus addresses him ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet.***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders**This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £85 post  inc shorter  borders to right x 4





The Slough of Despond
Satire on the horrors of the French Revolution The horrors committed by the Revolutionists in France during the year 1792 had, in the beginning of 1793, produced a strong feeling in England, and strengthened Pitt's Ministry, while it was a proportionate discouragement to the Opposition. There were several secessions from theWhig party in consequence of the alarm which the proceedings of the French Patriots created in this country, and the seceders went by the name of the Alarmists. Inmthe debate on the Address, in which Fox's splendid eloquence shone even more than usual, his party was in a very small minority, and he is here represented as almost lost in the despondency in which the weakness of his partyhad involved him. It is a clever parody on the sufferings of the Christian pilgrim in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet.***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £85 post  inc





Meeting of Patriotic Citizens at Copenhagen House
Meeting 13th Nov 1795 to petition to protect the King at Copenhagen fields Gillray’s Copenhagen House (1795) depicts the mass outdoor LCS meeting of 12 November 1795 and was published four days after it. Thelwall is not named in the print, nor is he identified from speech bubbles or rolls of paper with “lectures” written on them, as he would sometimes be in later efforts. But he is clearly identifiable from his physiognomy and from what we might term his oratorical attitude.   ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet.***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £85 post  inc





John Bull bother'd:-or-the geese alarming the Capitol n Bull answers: "Aristocrat Pyes ? - Lord defend us! - Wounds, Measter, you frighten a poor honest simple Fellow out of his wits! - Gin-Shops & Printers-Ears!

Pitt stands, in profile to the right, on a fortified tower, or platform, in the crenellations of which are cannon; he looks through a spy-glass, his knees bending with fear, and clutches by the arm a stout John Bull (left), a yokel  ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet.***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £85 post  inc age staining to margins





A Good Shot or Billy Ranger the Game Keeper in a fine Sporting Country
"Grenville (left) stands in St. James's Park in profile to the right, firing a gun with a wide barrel at a group of winged money-bags, &c., flying in the upper right corner of the design, rising on smoke issuing from the chimneys of Buckingham House...[England] : Pubd. Feby 1st, 1792, by H. Humphrey, N. 18 Old Bond Street, 1792. This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring.  £75**



 

318. THE TRIUMPH OF QUASSIA.

Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on June 10th, 1806.. This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. BARCLAY. COMBE. WHITBREAD. LORD H. PETTY. LORD GRENVILLE. FOX. On the support given to the monopoly of the great breweries, and the alleged substitution of quassia for hops in brewing porter. The great brewers of the day form the procession on foot; while the three ministers, now riding the same horse, take the lead. £85 inc delivery
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184. SEARCH NIGHT; OR, STATE WATCHMEN MISTAKING HONEST MEN FOR CONSPIRATORS.

Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on March 20th, 1798.. This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. MOIRA. FOX. SHERIDAN. DUKE OF BEDFORD. HORNETOOKE. NICHOLS. TIERNEY. NORFOLK. PITT. DUNDAS.Some arrests had been made in England in the beginning of March, 1798, of persons implicated in the troubles which were disturbing Ireland, and were the object of severe animadversions by some of the opposition papers. The subject is here made the ground for a satire on the Whigs. Pitt and Dundas, the two State Watchmen, are breaking in upon the conspirators. The two leaders, Fox and Sheridan, make their escape by the cock-loft, while the Dukes of Bedford and Norfolk take to the chimney. Three of the party have sought a refuge under the table. Lord Moira alone stands his ground. £85 inc delivery


534. A COCKNEY AND HIS WIFE GOING TO WYCOMBE.

Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on June 10th, 1805.. This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. A picture of Cockney life at the beginning of the present century.85 inc delivery


French democrats surprising the royal runaways'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey hand-coloured etching, published 27 June 1791 LOUIS XVI. THE DAUPHIN. MARIE ANTGINETTE. A burlesque upon a very serious event, the arrest of the unfortunate Louis XVI. and his family at Varennes, on the 22nd of June, 1791, after their flight from Paris Gillray emphasizes a physio-psychological contrast between the sinuous (starving) and emaciated bodies of the French revolutionaries who invade the French royal quarters on June 20, 1791 and the pompous, ample, and lethargic physique of the king and queen. But Gillray also indicts the corpulent king and queen who raise their hands in dismay at the unexpected invasion by a revolutionary hoard wearing tricolor cockades. ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow top margin..***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £65 post inclusive


Patriots Deciding a Point of Honour! or An exact representation of the Rencontre which took place at Coombe Wood on May 2nd 1807 between Little Paul the Taylor & Sir Francis Goose,
Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on August 2nd, 1807. This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. published by Hannah Humphrey in 1807 (hand-coloured etching)BELLENDEN KERB. SIE F. BURDETT. PAULL. COOPER. Upon the duel between Burdett and Paull, arising out of the affairs of the disputed Westminster election. Sir Francis Burdett, depicted as a goose, exclaims " What, must I be out ! and a tailor get into Parliament ! I" " You're a liar ! I never said that I would sit as Chairman at your shopboard ! ! 1" Paull replies, " A liar ! Sir, I'm a tailor and a gentleman, and I must have satisfaction !" Burdett's second, Mr. Bellenden Kerr, is standing behind him with a brace of pistols under his right arm ; Cooper, Paull's second, looking very like Jemmy Jumps, is standing behind Paull with a brace of pistols under his left arm. A post-chaise and four is at a little distance. ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow top margin..***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £65 post inclusive


MODERN ELEGANCE. A PORTRAIT.
Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on May 22nd, 1795. This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. . LADY CHARLOTTE CAMPBELL (NOW LADY CHARLOTTE BURY). Horace Walpole has written on his* impression of this print, " Lady Charlotte Campbell, second daughter of John Duke of Argyll, 1795." Lady Charlotte Campbell is universally allowed to have been one of the most celebrated beauties of the period, to have possessed considerable intellectual acquirements, and the most fascinating manners. ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow top margin..**All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £65 post inclusive


323.WESTMINSTER CONSCRIPTS UNDER THE TRAINING ACT. Sept. 1st, 1806.

LORD LAUDERDALE (the Scottish Dove). NAPOLEON.TALLEYRAND. FOX. LORD ERSKINE. LORD ELLENBOROUGH. LORD TEMPLE. LORD H. PETTY. LORD MOIRA. SHERIDAN. LORD GRENVILLE. LORD SIDMODTH. COLONEL HANGER.WINDHAM. LORD HOWICK.

The satire intended to be conveyed by this print is that the Broad-Bottom Ministers were willing "to ground arms," or in other words, to make an ignominious peace with the enemy. Buonaparte is the Drill Serjeant; he is standing on a pile of cannon balls with a drawn sword in his hand, and has given the word of command to ground arms. Talleyrand is the Constable of the corps. Fox is brought in his sick chair to act as Drummer to the conscripts. G. R. is marked on his drum. The Prince of Wales's, feathers are on the back of his chair. The Flugel Man is Lord Grenville, who has already given the signal to the conscripts. Lord Erskine, ill disciplined, is bowing and presenting his musket to the Constable of the corps (Talleyrand). Windham is Corporal. Lord Ellenborough, Lord Sidmouth, Sheridan, Colonel Hanger, &c., are grounding arms, but the gallant Moira is awkward in grounding his arms, and discharges his musket in the air. Lord Lauderdale, the Scottish Dove, is bringing an olive branch in his mouth, and the "Terms of Peace" are carried between his feet.

The circumstances in which the missions of Lord Yarmouth and Lord Lauderdale originated, are unexampled in diplomatic history. A few days after Mr. Fox had entered office, he received a letter from a Frenchman, who had just arrived at Gravesend, requesting him to forward a passport to him, as he had something to communicate which would give him satisfaction. Mr. Fox directed a constable to be sent to bring him in custody to his house in Arlington Street. To avoid repetition we will give an extract from Mr. Fox's account of the transaction in a letter to Talleyrand, dated Feb. 20th, 1806. "After a short and unimportant conversation, the villain had the audacity to tell me, that it was necessary for the tranquillity of all Crowned Heads to put to death the Ruler of France, and that for this purpose a house had been hired at Passy, from which this detestable project could be carried into effect with certainty and without risk." Mr. Fox proceeds to say, at first he did him the honour to suppose him to be a spy, and intended to send him immediately out of the country; but on reflection he determined to detain him for a short time and then have him conveyed to Hamburgh, that ample time might be given to the French Government to defeat the conspiracy if it really existed. He calls bimself Guillet de la Grevilliere, but I think it a false name. Talleyrand replied on the 5th of March, "I have laid your Excellency's letter before his Majesty. His first words, after having read it, were, 'I recognize here the principles of honour and virtue, by which Mr. Fox has ever been actuated. Thank him on my part.'" Talleyrand adds, "It may be agreeable to you to receive news from this country. I send you the Emperor's speech to the Legislative Body., You will see that our wishes are still for peace."Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow margin..***from 'The Genuine Works of James Gillray, engraved by himself. 2 vols. 1830. --Illustrative description of the genuine works of … J. G. [With a prefatory notice subscribed T. M['Lean].] ie Thomas McLean on heavy ragpaper from original plates printed 1830. £85 post inclusive


265. SKETCHES OF THE INTERIOR OF ST. STEPHEN'S AS IT NOW STANDS. March 1st, 1802.

LORD HAWKESBUEY. DICKINSON. NICHOLLS. TIERNEY. ADDINGTON. ABBOT. The new Minister addressing the House, and surrounded by his supporters, a heterogeneous mass of Whigs and Tories. Lord Hawkesbury is seated behind him in his usual pensive attitude. Hand coloured etching with engraving, 36 x 25.6 cm.Originally published by Hannah Humphrey drawn /etched by James Gillray Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow side margin..**from 'The Genuine Works of James Gillray, engraved by himself. 2 vols. 1830. --Illustrative description of the genuine works of … J. G. [With a prefatory notice subscribed T. M['Lean].] ie Thomas McLean on heavy ragpaper from original plates printed 1830. £85 post inclusive x 2

576. A SQUALL. May 16th, 1810.

577. A CALM. May 16th, 1810,

These two scenes on the beach appear to be only etched by Gillray. Coloured etching, 398 x 339 mm.Originally published by Hannah Humphrey drawn /etched by James GillrayHand Coloured..***from 'The Genuine Works of James Gillray, engraved by himself. 2 vols. 1830. --Illustrative description of the genuine works of … J. G. [With a prefatory notice subscribed T. M['Lean].] ie Thomas McLean on heavy ragpaper from original plates printed 1830. £125 post inclusive pair still joined




1. HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUCHESS OF YORK
. April 10th, 1792. This is understood to be an excellent portrait of the Duchess of York, who has already figured in several of the preceding Caricatures £45 ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet,**All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders if close cut ***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 **etc


The Enchantments Lately seen upon the Mountains of Wales or Shon-Ap-Morgan's Reconcilment to the Fairy Princess

prince of wales embraces his wife to the horror of Lord and Lady jersey Good Colour ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet,.***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders if close cut ***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 **£65
same asbelow in red
Going to London through 'Epping Forest"
A satire upon the balloon expolits of the French pioneer Garnerin who had recentley flown from Lord's Cricket ground to Enfield near London £55 mounted ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet,.***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders if close cut ***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 **

Going to London through 'Epping Forest" 2
Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys . This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. A satire upon the balloon expolits of the French pioneer Garnerin who had recentley flown from Lord's Cricket ground to Enfield near London £55 mounted ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet,.***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders if close cut ***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 **


GLORIA MUNDI; OR, THE DEVIL ADDRESSING
THE SUN. July 22nd, (1782).FOX. LORD SHELBURNE. On the secession of Fox from the Shelburne Administration. Fox, in the character of the Evil One, his pockets emptied through his unfortunate propensity to gambling, looking with envy at Lord Shelburne in power, and regretting the lucrative place he had quitted. The title of this plate is in allusion to Satan's Address to the Sun in Milton's Paradise Lost. £65 unmounted ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet,.***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders if close cut ***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** 


A PIG IN A POKE. WHIST, WHIST.
Dec. 10th, 1788. SIR JOSEPH MAWBEY. SIR PHILIP FRANCIS (?) MR. THORNHILL (?) Supposed to be some allusion to losing a political game. The principal person is Sir Joseph Mawbey, an eminent distiller, at Vauxhall, Member for the County of Surrey, and Chairman of the Quarter Sessions. He entered Parliament as a Foxite, but on the Coalition being turned out, he transferred his support to Pitt. The Opposition wits then levelled the keenest shafts of ridicule against him. The Rolliad took the lead. We will present the reader with a pungent extract, which, no doubt, furnished Gillray with the hint of this print : " A sty of pigs, thongh all at once it squeaks,
Means not so much as Mawbey when he speaks.And history says he never yet had bred A pig with such a voice, or such a head ! Except, indeed, when he essays to joke I And then his wit is truly pig-in-poke. " Our author concludes his description of this grout senator with the following distich : " Such adaptation ne'er was seen before, His trade a hog is, and his wit a boar." " It has been proposed to us to amend the spelling of the last word thus bore, this improvement, however, as it is called, we reject as a calumny."Sir Joseph Mawbey having quarrelled with his steward,Wilkinson, claimed £30 as a balance duo to him. The steward denied this, and Sir Joseph arrested him for it.He offered to release him on payment of £20, and afterwardsfor £10. Both sums being refused, he released him. Wilkinson then brought an action against him, andrecovered £150 damages. This oppressive transaction is probably alluded to in the inscription, " Burn justice,"and "you have brought your pigs to a fine market." £55 unmounted good colour etc ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet,.***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders if close cut ***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 **

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