James Gillray 3.


James Gillray 3 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.



Operatical Reform
OPERATICAL REFORM; OR, LA DANSE A L'EVEQUE. March Uth, 1798. MADEM0I8ELLE PARISOT. M. ROSIERE. The Bishop of Durham (Shutc Barrington) made a vigorous attempt to prevent the growing licentiousness of the opera dance. For this he became the subject of a host of caricatures and jeux d'esprit. Gillray has here invented a dance, a I'cveque, in which the figurantes were to conceal their forms under the modest covering of the episcopal cassock. This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851  £75





German Luxury
GERMAN LUXURY; OR, REPOS A L'ALLEMAND. Jan. 22nd, 1800. A satirical print, said to have been intended to tell upon the German Legion, at this time brought into England. This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851  £75





POLITICAL AMUSEMENTS FOR YOUNG GENTLEMEN;—OR, THE OLD BRENTFORD SHUTTLE COCK BETWEEN OLD SARUM AND THE TEMPLE OF ST. STEPHEN. March 15th, 1801.
Lord Camelford and Lord Temple are playing Battledoor  and Shuttlecock in St. Stephen's Chapel. The shuttlecock is Home Tooke's head, into which five feathers are inserted, each bearing an inscription.—" Deceit."— "Vanity."—"Jacobinism."—"New Morality ."—"Envy."—A clerical band is fastened under the shuttlecock. Lord Camelford* calls out, "There's a stroke for you, messmate,and if you kick him back, I'll return him again, damme ! If I should be sent a cruise to Moorfields for it ! Go it, Coz." Lord Temple answers : " Send him back ? Yes, I'll send him back twenty thousand times before such a high flying Jacobin shuttlecock should perch it here in his clerical band." This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851  £85 x 2





324. NEWS FROM CALABRIA! CAPTURE OF BUENOS AYRES! Sept. 13th, 1806.

JOSEPHINE. NAPOLEON. TALLEYRAND.On the dismay of Napoleon on his defeat at Maida, the capture of Buenos Ayres by the English, and the symptoms of a general rising against him among the continental states. This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 £85





Jack a Both Sides

Fox outweighing Shelbourne in the Political balance. . . .coalition*This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851* £75





Mamlouk et Hussard Republicain
Hand-coloured etching depicting the Church of Mahomet from a series entitled 'Egyptian Sketches'. Each plate lettered with title, publication date, and publisher's name and address.Hand-coloured etching depicting the Church of Mahomet from a series entitled 'Egyptian Sketches'. Each plate lettered with title, publication date, and publisher's name and address. x 2This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851  £85




Théologie à la Turque. - the pale of the Church of Mahomet.
Hand-coloured etching depicting the Church of Mahomet from a series entitled 'Egyptian Sketches'. Each plate lettered with title, publication date, and publisher's name and address.This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 £75



The Minister endeavouring to eke out Dr Pr*ty***n's Bisho-prick. Published March 1787 by R. Phillips

First published, March 1787. Pitt is about to place the dome of St.Paul's over the tower of Lincoln Cathedral. The Prime Minister has just encouraged the appointment of his old Cambridge tutor as Bishop of Lincoln. Here, Gillray is imitating the style, and signature, of his rival, John Sayers *Originally published by Hannah Humphrey in 1798 by James Gillray ** 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 ** £75 post inclusive . x2


BRITANNIA BETWEEN DEATH AND THE DOCTORS. . May 20th, 1804.

ADDINGTON. PITT. FOX. NAPOLEON.On Pitt's return to office in 1804. Doctor Addington's course of treatment has nearly thrown his patient into the power of political death, personified in her arch-enemy Napoleon, and she is only relieved by the sudden return of her old physician. Pitt is represented as kicking Addington out of the House, and has overturned a phial in Addington's hand, labelled " Composing Draft." Pitt holds a bottle of "Constitutional Restorative" in his hand, and "The Art of Restoring Health" is hanging out of his pocket. He is treading upon Fox's prostrate body. By Fox's side are " Whig Pills," and in his uplifted hand is "Republican Balsam."""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 oddly coloured


256. THE MAGNANIMOUS ALLY. Jan. 20th, 1801.

THE EMPEROR PAUL.Mens turpis, corpora turpi.The fife of Paul I. Emperor of Russia, was diversified by many extraordinary circumstances. He was the son of Peter III. and Catherine II. He was born October 1, 1754. Ho was the victim of the bitter dissensions which then subsisted between his parents. No sooner was his birth announced than Peter III. issued an Ukase, declaring his firm conviction that the child was not his son, and caused this proclamation to be registered in the archives of the empire.* Thus abandoned by his father, his mother confided him to the care of a physician named Epinus, and to Count Panin; they superintented his early education, and Paul ever retained a grateful sense of their attentions and services. Paul early evinced a disposition for the acquisition of scientific knowledge; but his mother studiously discouraged his attainment of any considerable advance either in literature or science. After the death of his father, she entertained great jealousy of her son, and did not permit him to hold any important appointment. She seldom allowed him to appear at Court, probably feeling the presence of her son a rebuke on the profligate dissoluteness of his mother's private life. It is generally understood that during her last illness she was devising means to prevent his succession to the throne, either by secretly causing his death, or by proclaiming her adoption of her grandson Alexander as her successor, but her death took place before she could carry this design into execution.

* Catherine took ample revenge on her husband. She caused him to be arrested. The conspirators persuaded him to sign an act of abdication, then imprisoned him in the fortress of Kobscha, and within a week poisoned him. The accession of Paul I. to the throne was hailed with universal joy; his dismissal of his mother's favourites was regarded with approbation; singularly enough, one of the first acts of his government was to order funeral honours to the memory of his father, which his mother had withheld; considering the conduct of Peter III. on his birth, this was esteemed an exemplary instance of forgiveness and filial reverence.

He took the earliest opportunity of evincing his abhorrence of the French Revolution, of French regicides, and the French Constitution and principles. He paid great attention to the exiled French princes, and assigned to Louis XVIII. the palace of Mittau for a residence, and provided him an establishment worthy of imperial munificence and royal acceptance. He entered into a treaty of confederation with Austria and England, to furnish a large army to operate against France. In conformity with this stipulation, the formidable Suwarrow advanced to the aid of Austria. His victorious troops advanced as far as Switzerland amidst a series of brilliant successes, and the Emperor despatched another body of troops to co-operate with the English expedition to Holland.**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


The Jubilee
 unmounted 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 ** £45


Miss I have a Monstrous Crow to Pick with You Mother and daughter daughter pregnant etc

 Bohn edition 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 ** £35


320. BRUIN IN HIS BOAT; OR, THE MANAGER IN DISTRESS.
Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on June 20th, 1806.. This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. WILBERFORCE. LORD DERBY. LORD STANHOPE. LORD MELVILLE. WH1TBREAD. LORD SIDMOUTH.Lord Melville, habited as a Scottish Thane, is standing on the Rock of Innocence; he is discharging two cannons, one inscribed "Adam" and the other "Plomer" (the names of his Counsel); with these he shatters to pieces the vessel " Impeachment." Whitbread is thrown out of it into the water, and is swimming to save his life. Fox, as " Bruin," is in his boat, standing upon the " Vanity Cooler;" the flag "Vanity" is floating from the mast head, the Reports of the Naval Commissioners are inscribed on the sail. Wilberforce, Lord Stanhope and Lord Derby, as birds of prey, are hovering around. The " BroadBottom Goose Cap" is seen, with Lord Sidmouth's head placed in it. On the left of the print, at the top, is a balance, inscribed " Impartiality." " Integrity" has weighed down "Defamation." In Lord Melville's perspective is " The Rock of Honour," and " Posterity."£85 inc c delivery




"And Would'st Thou Turn The Vile Reproach On Me?" First published, February, 1807.
Hand coloured etching from the album of supressed plates.London Henry Bohn c.1847. First published in February 1807 by Hannah Humphrey. A repulsive elderly employer addresses a comely young servant showing obvious signs of pregnancy. The items in the background are all symbols of failed affection.*Originally published by Hannah Humphrey in 1798 by James Gillray ** 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 ** £35 post inclusive . x5


LES TROIS MAGOTS. THE THREE SCAMPS.

Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on Nov. 1st, 1791... This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. THE THREE BARRYMORES.The Earl of Barrymore and his two brothers, three of the wildest rakes of the day, whose follies were so notorious and extravagant, that they received the popular nicknames of Newgate, Hellgate, and Cripplegate. They had a sister, to whom the Prince of Wales gave the nickname of Billingsgate."*Originally published by Hannah Humphrey in 1798 by James Gillray ** 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 ** £45 post inclusive . x2



349.'
THE LOYAL ADDRESS ; OR, THE PROCESSION OF THE HAMPSHIRE HOGS FROM BOTLEY TO ST. JAMES'S. 2 October 20th, 1808. SHERIDAN. LORD LAtTDERDALE. BOSVILLE. SIR F. BURDETT. LORD H. PETTY. COBBETT. WINDHAM. LORD SIDMOUTH. LORD ORENVILLE. LORD HOWICK. Cobbett is seated on Ms "Political Hog Trough." The trough is drawn by Hampshire Hogs. Behind him is held up " The Loyal Petition of the Noble and Truly Independent Hogs of Hampshire, humbly shewing that the convention with Junot was a cursed humbug upon Old England, and that the three datnn'd Convention Signers ought to be hanged, drawn, and quartered, without judge or jury." Sir Francis Burdett is driving the hogs attached to the trough with a cart-whip. Cobbett is preceded by men carrying flags, inscribed, "The Botlcy Patriot and his Hogs for ever." " No Chevaliers du Bain." " Given up to Junot all the plunder, all the horses, all the arms. O Diablo ! 0 Diable ! ! " On another flag is painted a representation of the " Due d'Abrantes ratifying the Convention." Bosville is distributing "Pig's meat" (id cut, money) among the swinish multitude. Lord Grcnville, Lord Sd. . . . . .£75 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 **



THE HIGH GERMAN METHOD OF DESTROYING VERMIN AT RADSTADT.
Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on May 22nd, 1799. .. ... This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. This is not a very generous or just satire on an act which cast disgrace at least upon Austria. On the 28th of April, 1799, the French Plenipotentiaries at Radstadt, Bonnier* and Roberjot, were waylaid and assassinated near that town, by a troop of Szeckler's hussars, or persons in their uniform. Jean Debry was also left for dead, but he recovered. This breach of the law of nations excited the utmost indignation in France. ** 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 ** £85 post inclusive

The "British Inquisition" with its "Black List of English Jacobins,"

Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on May 22nd, 1793. .. ... This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. foreseen by Gillray in 1793,'"The chancellor of the inquisition marking the incorrigibles"; showing Edmurd Burke walking towards the door of the Crown and Anchor Tavern, over which is inscribed "British Inquisition". He carries a sheaf of paper. headed "Blacklist" ** 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
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Posting in Ireland.
Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys .. ... This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. London, H.G.Bohn, 1851. Etching, 310 x 395mm. Coloured. Trimmed from larger sheet. A few small repairs. First published 1805,April 8th, 1805. This happy burlesque on the pleasures of travelling in Ireland was also from the pencil of an amateur, as others this year ie they were finished by others due to Gillray's ill health. This is a dim view of Ireland, with run-down taverns and coaches, and starving pigs and horses, only a few years after Ireland was incorporated into the United Kingdom in 1801. The signature bottom left, "C.Loraine Smith", is meant satirically, with Gillray using the name of a well-known landscape painter.** 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
same as below in reds
PYLADES AND ORESTES.
Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on April 1st, 1797. .. ... This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. COUNT NASSALIN. PRINCE WILLIAM OP ORANGE. The abdicated Stadtholder spent much of his day thus perambulating Old Bond Street, with his Secretary, Count Nassalin ; the Prince himself, who was remarkable for his heavy corpulence, being frequently in a state of somnolence during his walk. ** 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 ** £45 post inclusive


** £75 post inclusive

slightly differing older colour to below \ THE LOYAL TOAST.
February 3rd, 1798.
KICHOLS. DUKE OP BEDFOBD. SHERIDAN. FOX.DUKE OF NORFOLK.On the 24th of January, 1798, a dinner took place at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, to celebrate the birth-day of Mr. Fox. The company assembled was unusually numerous. The Whigs and friends of freedom in generalr esolved to make a grand demonstration to shew that their confidence in the principles and conduct of Mr. Fox was unshaken by the secession of the Portland party from their ranks, by the smallness of the minority . . . . . .. . . .P2 .£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 **


THE LOYAL TOAST.3
February 3rd, 1798.
KICHOLS. DUKE OP BEDFOBD. SHERIDAN. FOX.DUKE OF NORFOLK.On the 24th of January, 1798, a dinner took place at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, to celebrate the birth-day of Mr. Fox. The company assembled was unusually numerous. The Whigs and friends of freedom in generalr esolved to make a grand demonstration to shew that their confidence in the principles and conduct of Mr. Fox was unshaken by the secession of the Portland party from their ranks, by the smallness of the minority . . . . . .. . . .P2 .£85 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 **


THE LOYAL TOAST.
p1 February 3rd, 1798.
KICHOLS. DUKE OP BEDFOBD. SHERIDAN. FOX.DUKE OF NORFOLK.On the 24th of January, 1798, a dinner took place at the Crown and Anchor Tavern, to celebrate the birth-day of Mr. Fox. The company assembled was unusually numerous. The Whigs and friends of freedom in generalr esolved to make a grand demonstration to shew that their confidence in the principles and conduct of Mr. Fox was unshaken by the secession of the Portland party from their ranks, by the smallness of the minority . . . . . .. . . .£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 **


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