James Gillray 5.


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.



Capt. Townsend
ALL BOND STREET TREMBLED AS HE STRODE. May 8th, 1802. COLONEL TOWN8END. This is a portrait of Colonel Townsend, of the Grenadier Guards, who was accustomed to walk up and down Bond Street in a haughty, swaggering manner, which acquired him the sobriquet of altitonant. This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 £45



'The caneing in Conduit Street'

(Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford; George Vancouver)A stout naval officer (right) is attacked by a taller and slimmer officer (left), who siezes him by the coat and raises his cane to strike. A civilian stands between them holding back the aggressor. The stout officer, Captain Vancouver, wears an enormous sword; a fur mantle hangs from his shoulders inscribed 'This Present from the King of Owyhee to George IIId forgot. . . . etc This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 £85
 




The Coming-on of the monsoons - or - the retreat from Seringapatam

Print depicts General Lord Cornwallis riding a goat away from the walls of Seringapatam. Tipu Sultan, holding a scimitar, appears to be urinating on the general from behind the wall, from which his cannons are also seen firing. This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 £75

 

106. BLUE AND BUFF CHARITY; OR THE PATRIARCH OF THE GREEK CLERGY APPLYING FOR RELIEF. June 12th, 1793.

J. HALL. DE. PRIESTLEY. LORD STANHOPE. SHERIDAN.MICHAEL ANGELO TAYLOR. HORNE TOOKE. FOX.Fox's private circumstances had become at this time so embarrassed, that he was obliged to forego even the trifling luxuries of life, and he was meditating on the necessity of retiring from the political stage. But his friends interfered, and in the summer of 1793, they held a meeting at the Crown and Anchor, to take his affairs into considertion, and a large subscription, with which he was relieved in his present need, and an annuity which was purchased for him, shewed Fox's popularity. His enemies turned the distresses of the leader of the Patriots into ridicule : he is here represented as receiving the charity of the Committee in the shape of a shower of unpaid bonds, dishonoured bills, and other similar documents from which they had relieved him. Sheridan figures as the Sans-culotte highwayman; and Liberty Hall, as he was called, the ci-devant apothecary, has in his pocket a bottle of poison for " W. Pitt." Blue and buff were the colours of Fox's party.*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 . slight watermarking to the plate left corner

 

531. FORTUNE HUNTING. Nov. 20th, 1804.

Another of Brownlow North's sketches..Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow side margin..***rfom '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. £95 post inclusive


AN OLD MAID ON A JOURNEY. Nov. 20th, 1804.

The satire in this print is said to be both general and particular, as the artist is supposed to have personified in his old maids the well known Miss Banks, whose collections have enriched the British Museum...Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow side margin..***rfom '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. £95 post inclusive



457. WALTZER AU MOCCHOIR. Jan. 20th, 1800.

This was intended for a quiz upon the then foreign dance, waltzing, somewhat like the foregoing upon foreign dress. It may be easily distinguished as the work of an amateur...Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow side margin..***rfom '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. £45 post inclusive



Palemon and Lavinia2

A loutish yokel grins at a hideous older countrywoman . . a travesty of the four seaons tale . . .where the 'lovely young Lavinia' gleaned the fields of Palemon, 'the pride of swains' … 'who led the rural life in all its joy and elegance'. .by Thompson After the title reads;. . He saw her charming; - but he saw not half. . .The Charms her downcast Modesty conceal'd. -£40 unmounted Bohn edition pic done in electric light sorry x 3 post inclusive

Palemon and Lavinia1

A loutish yokel grins at a hideous older countrywoman . . a travesty of the four seaons tale . . .£35 unmounted Bohn edition some foxing> post inclusive


The Magnanimous Minister Chastising Prussian Perfidy,
published by Hannah Humphrey in 1806 by James Gillray. shows FOX. THE KING OP PRUSSIA. NAPOLEON. hands held up suppliantly to Fox ; his sword has droppefrom his grasp. Fox's right foot is trampling upon it. Fox stands over the King with a drawn sword, and exclaims, "Oh, you Prussian Marauder, you ! What, I'vecaught you at last ? What, you took me for a double-faced Talleyrand, did you ? Did you think I was likeyourself, to look one way and row another ? What, youthought because I make loyal speeches now, that I must be a turncoat. 0 you Frenchified Villain ! I'll teach you to humbug and insult my poor dear, dear Master, and to join with such rascals as Boney and O'Connor." The King of Prussia replies, " Indeed, indeed, indeed I could not help it." Fox's left hand is placed behind him, holding a paper inscribed "The State of the Nation;" it is thereby insinuated that his speeches while in opposition had described the country to be so inadequately defended that the French Emperor was encouraged to undertake its invasion *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 ** £85 post inclusive

ANTISACCHARITES ; OR, JOHN BULL AND HIS FAMILY LEAVING OFF THE USE OF SUGAR. March 27th, 1792.

 GEORGE III. THE QUEEN. THE PRINCESSES. The Royal Pair setting an example of economy, which appears by no means agreeable to all the family. Peter Pindar is said to have composed a poem on this subject, which he destroyed before it was printed. ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow margin..***All shown with the margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £95 post inclusive . . full page large folio will have to be sent rolled max two to a special triangular document tube due to Post office size rules. . ie if sent flat go parcel force uninsured as too large. . . they are metric paper isn't
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The Grand Signior Retiring **
 One of the rarer suppressed" engravings that was not generally sold as offensive to Ladies etc.The Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George III, attending his mistress, Lady Jersey, with the connivance of her elderly, shambling husband.* *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


The Surrender of Ulm, or Buonaparte and General Mack coming to a right Understanding,
published by Hannah Humphrey in 1805 (hand-coloured etching) by James Gillray (1757-1815) This print is a severe but well-merited satire on the disgraceful SURRENDER OP ULM on the 17th of October, 1805, and plainly intimates that it was effected by bribery. Buonaparte is sitting on a drum-head. His sword is in his right hand, pointing to the prostrate Field-Marshal Mack, whom he thus addresses : " THERE'S YOUR PRICE. There's ten millions ! Twenty ! It is not in my army alone that my resources of conquering consist ! I hate victory obtained by effusion of blood \" Mack replies, " And so do I too ! What signifies fighting when we can settle it in a safer way ! ! \" Mack is delivering up " The Keys of Ulm" with his right hand, and his sword with his left. By Mack's side is placed THE LIST OP THE ARTICLES to be delivered up : "1 Field-Marshal ; 8 Generals-in-chief ; 7 Lieutenant-Generals ; 3ti thousand Soldiers ; 80 pieces of Cannon ; 50 Stand of Colours ; 100,000 pounds of Powder ; and 4000 cannon-balls." Buonaparte points with his left hand to three soldiers bearing the stipulated bribe, ready to be paid. A flag is waving over the heads of the soldiers, inscribed " La Victoiro on la Mort." In front of Buonaparte are standard-bearers with flags, inscribed, "Vive Buonaparte:" "Vive L'Empereur Napoleon." *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 ** £65 post inclusive
 

INDEPENDENCE. June 9th, 1799.
TYRWH1TT JON ES.the way, I can tell him I am no Pizarro ! I'll not hold up the devil's tail to fish for a place, or a pension ! I'm no skulker. No, nor no seceder neither ! I'll not keep out of the way, for fear of being told my own. Here's my place, and here I ought to speak. I warrant I'll not sneak into taverns to drink humbug toasts that I am afraid to explain ; not I ! My motto is, ' Independence and Old England,' and that for all the rest of the world. There; that !; that !; that !" We cannot trace to what speech this alludes. Pizarro was brought out on the 24th of May ; the print is dated June the 9th. The occurrence must, therefore, have taken place in this interval, because he calls Sheridan " Pizarro." There is not the slightest allusion to any attack of this description made upon Sheridan by Tyrwhitt Jones, or any other speaker, reported in Hansard's Debates during the period. The allusion to humbug toasts, &c., is intended to refer to the speeches and toasts at the Whig Club. The collectors of prints call the first impressions of the " March to Finchley" " the Sunday print," because Hogarth by mistake dated it on a Sunday. Gillray has here made a similar mistake. June the 9th, 1 799, was on a Sunday. *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 ** £65 post inclusive x 2


THE CHANCELLOR OF THE INQUISITION MARKING THE INCORRIGIBLES. March 19th, 1793

. BTJEKE. Gillray was at this time rather indiscriminate in his attacks, and he here caricatures the violent zeal with which Burke supported the party in whose ranks he now combated with as much severity as he had just caricatured Fox. Burke, popularly characterized as " the Jesuit," for his open advocacy of the Catholic claims in Ireland, is named to the Chancellorship of this new Inquisition. The object of ridicule was the Ministerial measures against the political clubs and societies, and it is hardly necessary to say that the " Black List" is a parody on a passage in Shakespeare's Richard III *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 x


ALL BOND STREET TREMBLED AS HE STRODE. May 8ih, 1802.

 COLONEL TOWNSEND. This is a portrait of Colonel Townsend, of the Grenadier Guards, who was accustomed to walk up and down Bond Street in a haughty, swaggering manner, which acquired him the sobriquet of altitonant. *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 ** £40 post inclusive


THE CHANCELLOR OF THE INQUISITION MARKING THE INCORRIGIBLES. March 19th, 1793.
 BTJEKE. Gillray was at this time rather indiscriminate in his attacks, and he here caricatures the violent zeal with which Burke supported the party in whose ranks he now combated with as much severity as he had just caricatured Fox. Burke, popularly characterized as " the Jesuit," for his open advocacy of the Catholic claims in Ireland, is named to the Chancellorship of this new Inquisition. The object of ridicule was the Ministerial measures against the political clubs and societies, and it is hardly necessary to say that the " Black List" is a parody on a passage in Shakespeare's Richard III. *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 **£65 post inclusive


BLINDMAN'S BUFF; OR, TOO MANY FOR JOHN BULL. June 12th, 1795.
PITT. RUSSIA. AUSTRIA. JOHN BULL. HOLLAND AND FRANCE.On the subsidies and aids granted so lavishly by the English Government to the Continental Powers in arms against France. Prussia and Austria are picking John's pockets, while France and Holland are treating him with derision. Poor John, blindfold in the midst of his enemies, knows not whither to turn to avoid them, while his ruler betrays him into their hands. The loan granted by the British Government to the Emperor of Austria had excited very animated discussions in the House of Commons t the end of May and beginning of June of this year. In 1795 the British Government loaned money to Austria to help pay for the French Revolutionary War. Here John Bull is shown being abused by both friend and foe. The Austrian emperor picks his pocket; a Prussian Death's Head Hussar waves another bag of cash; a Dutchman blows pipe-smoke in Bull's face while a sans-coulotte kicks his backside. The final indignity is the British Prime Minister, Pitt the Younger, shouting encouragement to the tormentors while rifling the pockets of Bull's jacket. *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 ** £65 post inclusive


CORPOREAL STAMINA. April 13th, 1801.

 LORD CHOLMONDELEY. ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow 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


253. THE NEW SPEAKER (i. e. The Law Chick),BETWEEN THE HAWKS AND BUZZARDS.Feb. lbth, 1800.

M. A. TAYLOR. Michael Angelo Taylor was the son of Sir Robert Taylor, Knight, a celebrated architect, who built the Bank. He bestowed a liberal education on his son Michael Angelo, and sent him to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Michael Angelo Taylor studied the law, and was admitted abarrister. He seems at first to have entertained some ambitious views of advancement in his profession. He married the sister of Sir Harry Vane Tempest, Bart. At the general election in 1784, he obtained a seat in the House of Commons. He took an early opportunity of declaring his determination to support the Minister, but not indiscriminately. A.n early opportunity occurred of evincing his sincerity, by giving an independent vote on the unpopular Westminster Scrutiny. On the 9th of February, 1785, Mr. Taylor said : " That as he should that night give a vote against those with whom he had agreed in general, and against whom he, perhaps, might never give another, he thought it right to give his reasons for so doing." He then assigned his reasons for considering the High Bailiff's Court an illegal judicature, not competent to try the validity of the Westminster Election. He did not pretend to contend with the learned gentleman who preceded him (the Master of the Bolls, Sir Lloyd Kenyon). He was y0ung-he was, but what he might call himself, A Chicken in the profession; but he could not reconcile to his ideas of law the Westminster Scrutiny. It had been called a Court ; it was ridiculous, in his mind, to call it so-it was but a mockery and a jest."Mr. Sheridan observed, that they had that day been honoured with the councils of a complete gradation of lawyers;-they had received the opinion of a Judge, of an Attorney-General in Petto (Michael Angelo Taylor); of an ex-Attorney-General, and of a Practising Barrister. With regard to the acquisition of a Learned Gentleman, who had declared he meant to vote with them on that day, he was sorry to acknowledge, that from the declaration the Learned Gentleman had made in the beginning of his speech, he saw no great reason to boast of their auxiliary. The Learned Gentleman, who had with peculiar modesty called himself a Chicken of a Lawyer, had declared that, thinking them in the right with respect to the discussion** *Originally published by Hannah Humphrey in 1798 by James Gillray
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105. THE HEROIC CHARLOTTE LA CORDE UPON HER TRIAL. July 29th, 1793.

On the death of the French democrat, Marat, by the hand of Charlotte Corday, on the 13th July, 1793. She was immediately brought to trial by the Revolutionary Tribune, condemned, aDd executed. An interesting account of her will be found in Lamartine's " History of the Girondists." (Bohn's Library, vol. 3, p. 53.).. *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 ** £65 post inclusive



JOHN BULL BAITED BY THE DOGS OF EXCISE April 9th, 1790. featuring ORENVILLK. DUNDAS. RICHMOND. THURLOW. JENKIN80N ( afterwards LORD LIVERPOOL) . PEPPER ARDEN. LORD SYDNEY. DUKE OP ORAFTON. CAMDEN. PITT. GEORGE ROSE. Referring to the remarks made by Sheridan on Pitt's Excise Laws in the beginning of April, 1790, arising out of a petition for a repeal of the excise on tobacco, which had been taken up as the occasion for an attack on Government by the Opposition. The dogs with which John Bull is baited are known by their collars ; Pitt is setting them on, while George Rose is busy new painting the inscription over the back-door of the Treasury. *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 ** £65 post inclusive x 4


FRENCH HABITS, No. 2.&; LES MEMBERS DU CONSEIL DES ANCIENS. April 18th, 1798.
 DUKE Of NORFOLK. THE MARQUIS Of LANSDOWNE. GRAFTOX. Two Dukes (Norfolk and Grafton), and a Marquis ( Lansdowne), were to form at least part of the Council of Ancients, that important branch of the French Republican Legislature, and of the future Republican Legislature of England.** 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 Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £40 post inclusive


A FRENCH HAILSTORM; OR, NEPTUNE LOSING SIGHT OF THE BREST FLEET. Dec. 10, 1793.

 LORD HOWE. On Lord Howe's inactivity, who was accused of remaining idle in Torbay, while he ought to have been looking into Brest harbour, to watch the movements of the French fleet collected there. The popular cry represented the English Admiral as being bribed by French gold to remain inactive ; and among the common toasts at political dinners was, "Lord Howe ; let him be toasted in Port !" Gillray has here represented him as driven into the port of Torbay by a hailstorm of money. A few months after, the great naval victory of the 1st of June, 1794, restored Lord Howe to universal popularity. At this time the disasters experienced by the Allies on the continent in every quarter had very much damped the warlike ardour of the people of England, and this altered feeling will be seen in several of the caricatures which follow.** 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 ** £105 post inclusive


MENTAL ENERGY. April 13th, 1801. LORD CLARE.
This nobleman, whose* eccentric appearance is here caricatured, was celebrated chiefly as an Irish statesman, and was especially active at the period of the Union. ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow 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 framed and glazed. . modern frame

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