Gillray Caricatures. .



James Gillray Caricatures

Background information 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].] 1830. This page is all from this earlier edition He was born in Chelsea. His father, native of Lanark, was as a soldier, losing an arm at the Battle of Fontenoy, and was admitted, first as an inmate, and afterwards as an outdoor pensioner, to Chelsea Hospital. Gillray started his working life at learning letter-engraving. This employment,being boring, he travelled for a time with a company of strolling players. He returned to London as a student in the Royal Academy, supporting himself by engraving, and probably issuing a number of caricatures under fictitious names. His caricatures are almost all in etching, some with aquatint, a few using stipple . None can correctly be described as engravings, although this term is often loosely used of them. Paddy on Horseback, which appeared in 1779, is the first caricature which is certainly his. Two caricatures on Rodney's naval victory, issued in 1782, were among the first of the memorable series of his political sketches.
The name of Gillray's publisher and print seller, Miss Hannah Humphrey-whose shop was first at 227 Strand, then in New Bond Street, then in Old Bond Street, and finally in St James's Street-is personally associated with that of the caricaturist himself. Gillray lived with Miss (often called Mrs) Humphrey during most of his working life. He several times thought of marrying her, and that on one occasion the pair were on their way to the church, when Gillray said: "This is a foolish affair, methinks, Miss Humphrey. We live very comfortably together; we had better let well alone." There is no clear evidence, , to support the stories scandalmongers invented about their relationship. Gillray's plates were shown in Humphrey's shop window.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. During 1811 he became mad, although he had occasional intervals of sanity, when he did his last work. The approach of madness may have been hastened by his lifestyle. Gillray died on 1 June 1815, and was buried in St James's churchyard, Piccadilly.

A selection of Gillray's cartoons/charicatures appeared in 1818; but the first good edition from the original plates was Thomas McLean's, which was published on quality rag paper, in 1830. In 1849/1851 Henry George Bohn put out an edition, from the original plates in a handsome elephant folio, the coarser sketches-commonly known as the "Suppressed Plates"-being published in a separate volume. This is on a poorer paper that can suffer from numerous edge tears as paper quality was sacrificed for a lighter weight to take the impressions from an aging plate. . . ie pic may be crisp but unless you watch the paper will be too!



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





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





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**




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 ** £85 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 **



L’ENFANT TROUVE. Sample of Roman Charity! or the misfortune of not being born with Marks of “the Talents”
It was currently reported about this time that a basket containing a female infant, with a ticket addressed to the Marchioness of Buckingham, was left at the door of the Marquis of Buckingham in Pall Mall. The Marquisdirected the child to be carefully conveyed to the work house. This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 £85 post inclusive**



The Hopes of the Party
The result which, it was supposed, the deliberations at  the Crown and Anchor portended. Sir Cecil Wray, the opponent of Fox in the Westminster Election of 1784, had now joined the Opposition ; he was accused of limiting his household very strictly in the article of small beer, andthis had been a subject of jokes and caricatures without end at the Westminster Election. The 14th of July was the day of the dinner at Birmingham, in celebration of the anniversary of the French Revolution,  This is from the later  Bohn 3rd Edition of 1849 to 1851 £95
 
The friend of humanity and the knife-grinder,-Scene. The Borugh, in imitation of Mr Southey's Sapphics,-Vide. Anti-Jacobin, p. 15.

 This Shows Tierney (not caricatured) stands directed to the right, with left hand raised in reproof to the knife-grinder (right), who pushes his barrow with a shuffling gait. The latter's hat, coat, and breeches are torn and he has a fixed, insinuating grin. Behind him is the door of an alehouse, the sign of the Chequers hanging from a beam inscribed 'Best Brown Stout'. On the lintel is 'Dealer in Brandy Rum & Gin'. Tierney has short hair, wears a round hat, double-breasted coat, and half-boots, and holds a stick. Behind him a street recedes diagonally to the right, the nearest house inscribed 'Tierney & Liberty'. In front of this is a coach with an earl's coronet, and two footmen standing behind; a horseman advances towards it from the right. Beneath the title is etched in two columns the well-known parody of Southey by Frere and Canning published in the second number of the 'Anti-Jacobin' (27 Nov.). [Beginning, 'Needy knife-grinder! whither are you going?'] The fourth verse begins '"(Have you not read the Rights of Man, by Tom Paine?)'. Beside the verses: 'To the Independent Electors of the Borough of Southwark, this Print is most respectfully dedicated -' 4 December 1797  Hand-coloured etching


The Church Militant

A procession of bishops and clergy march from left to right. headed by a prelate, evidently Archbishop Markham, on a prancing horse, holding a drawn sword. After him walk two boy choristers chanting from an open music book held between them. One sings "O Lord our God, Arise", the other, "Scatter our Enemies". Next come three bishops: a lean ascetic who carries their standard, between two who are stout and gross. On the standard, which is attached to a crozier, is "To Arms O Israel", and a mitre between two crossed croziers. The prelate on the standard-bearer's left sings, "Give us good Beef in Store", the other, who carries a musket on his shoulder, sings "When that's gone, send us more". Behind them a fat bishop sings "And the Key of the Cellar Door", while the cleric next him, who wears an academic gown and cap, sings "That we may drink". Behind, the mitres of more bishops are visible, and a man in academic cap and gown, who sings, "From Labour & Industry - Good Lord deliver us". 5 September 1779Etching This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851  hand coloured mounted  £85




Refined Feelings
A PROOF OF THE REFINED FEELINGS OF AN AMIABLE CHARACTER, LATELY A CANDIDATE FOR A CERTAIN ANCIENT CITY. no date, (circa 1780-1)On the left of the print is a gentleman with a horse  whip in his right hand; with his left he has hold ofthe ear of a lady, whose bonnet and feathers he has knocked off, and is threatening to horsewhip. He is saying, " Pro Bono Patrle;" on his left is a man calling out," I'll support you." On the right of the print the clergy in canonicals are drawn up, shocked at the violence of the proceeding. A cathedral is seen shadowed at a distance. This evidently alludes to some election squabble in a cathedral city. The lady was probably an active canvasser for the rival candidate.We have made extensive inquiries respecting thismspirited print, but we have not been able to obtain even a surmise of the person alluded to. In the absence of ^ipositive information, we will ourselves hazard a conjecture. Whoever the person was, he must have Seas eccentric, a sportsman, and a representative This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851  hand coloured mounted  £85 mt




'Wha wants me?'
 (Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville; William Pitt) Wha wants me? I'll take my stand near Downing Street, with aye- Wha wants me?' This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851  hand coloured unmounted  £45




CUPID. May 7th, 1799.
NICHOLLS. Gillray has introduced Nicholls into his " New Pantheon" in the character of Cupid. He was blind of one eye, and his features were remarkably plain. His elocution was ungraceful, and his action generally much too  vehement. He exhibited the contortions of the Sybil, without her inspiration. £35 edge tear base This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851


 


Hustings
THE HUSTINGS. May 21st, 1796. FOX. One of the popular questions of which it was pretended Fox would take advantage on the hustings at the new elections. £65 This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851






  

What a Cur 'tis!
Hand-colored etching by J ames Gillray , originally published by Hannah Humphrey, June 9, 1795 This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 Admiral Lord Howe (a.k.a. Black Dick), admiral of the English Channel Fleet, enjoys a long, cool draught from his pipe, a time-honored sailor's activity. On the table lies a map of Torbay inlet on the coast of Devonshire, where weather sometimes legitimately forced him to take refuge, but which some writers interpreted as dodging. At his feet, his flag-captain, Admiral Sir Roger Curtis ("Black Dick's Dog"), grovels, a reference to criticism levelled at him for his fawning behavior toward Howe.** 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 marks to edge of page possibly old glue ?




THE ESPLANADE. June 1st, 1797. LORD CATHCART. OEOBGB III. SIR D. DUNDAS.
A caricature on the undignified appearance of royalty in the person of George III. As the motto seems to intimate, the King is steering a clear course between two gallant officers, who are no less caricatures than himself. It is to be supposed that Majesty is relaxing in its retreat at Weymouth. ** 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


A LYONESS. July 13th, 1801. MRS. LYON.**
 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


A GREAT MAN ON THE TURF ; OR, SIR SOLOMON IN ALL HIS GLORY. July 7th, 1803. in red
DUKE Of BEDFORD.** 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 inclusivenot such good quality as those on earlier pages


FRENCH HABITS, No. 12. MESSAGER D'ETAT. May 21st, 1798. SIR FRANCIS BURDETT.
 Burdett, who was at this time coming into notoriety as a patriot, is placed last in the list. Though his office of a Messenger of State is not a high one, his costume, at least, is equal to that of most of his superiors. ** 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 ** £40 post inclusive




307. LE DIABLE BOITEUX; OR, THE DEVIL UPON TWO STICKS, CONVEYING JOHN BULL TO THE LAND OF PROMISE. February 8th, 1806.

LORD SIDMOUTH. FOX. LORD GRENVILLE. JOHN BULL. Fox, as the Diable Boiteux, is soaring through the air. His head is surmounted by the Prince of Wales's feathers. He is carrying Lord Sidmouth under his left wing, who has " Honesty" inscribed over his head: and he sustains Lord Grenville with his right wing; over Lord Grenville's head is inscribed " Humility." On Fox's back is inscribed " Loyalty-Independence-Public Good." He is calling to John Bull: " Come along, Johnny; take fast hold of my cloak, and I will bring you to the land of milk and honey." John Bull replies, " Oh yes, I will try to hold fast, but I'm damnably afraid that your cloak may slip off before we get there; and I may chance to break my neck."
On Fox's accession to office, after Pitt's death. Fox's two crutches are Lords Sidmouth and Grenville. Fox's coalition with the latter led to the formation of the celebrated Broad-Bottom Administration, which was completed on the 3rd of February, 1806.*Originally published by Hannah Humphrey in 1806 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 . x

307. LE DIABLE BOITEUX; OR, THE DEVIL UPON TWO STICKS, CONVEYING JOHN BULL TO THE LAND OF PROMISE. February 8th, 1806.

LORD SIDMOUTH. FOX. LORD GRENVILLE. JOHN BULL. Fox, as the Diable Boiteux, is soaring through the air. His head is surmounted by the Prince of Wales's feathers. He is carrying Lord Sidmouth under his left wing, who has " Honesty" inscribed over his head: and he sustains Lord Grenville with his right wing; over Lord Grenville's head is inscribed " Humility." On Fox's back is inscribed " Loyalty-Independence-Public Good." He is calling to John Bull: " Come along, Johnny; take fast hold of my cloak, and I will bring you to the land of milk and honey." John Bull replies, " Oh yes, I will try to hold fast, but I'm damnably afraid that your cloak may slip off before we get there; and I may chance to break my neck."
On Fox's accession to office, after Pitt's death. Fox's two crutches are Lords Sidmouth and Grenville. Fox's coalition with the latter led to the formation of the celebrated Broad-Bottom Administration, which was completed on the 3rd of February, 1806.*Originally published by Hannah Humphrey in 1806 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 . x



201. THE EXPLANATION. May 30th, 1798.

Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on May 30th, 1798.. This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. LORD CAMELFORD. PITT. TIERNEY. SIR F. BURDETT. On Friday, May 25, 1798, Pitt moved to bring in a Bill " for the more efficient Manning of the Navy, by an augmentation of 10,000 men to the present force," at the same time intimating, " that as the present alarming situation of the country made it necessary that this measure should be passed without any delay, he should wish that the Bill might this day be passed through its different stages, with a suitable pause at each, if required; and that it should be sent to the Lords for their concurrence." Tierney complained of the precipitancy of the Right Hon. Gentleman. He had heard no arguments that proved its propriety. " He knew of no sudden emergency that urged its necessity; even if he had, some time ought to have been allowed him to weigh and to examine the nature of such an emergency,etc etc* £85 x   post inclusive .


533. THE GUARDIAN ANGEL. April 22nd, 1805.

PRINCESS CHARLOTTE. MRS. FITZHERBERT.STANHOPE.GRENVILLE. GREY. ERSKINE. CARLISLE. BORDETT. FOX. NORFOLK. SHERIDAN.
This parody on the Rev. Mr. Peters's picture is said to have been intended as a satire on a rumoured attempt of Mrs. Fitzherbert to convert the Princess Charlotte to the Catholic faith. The position given to the members of the celebrated " All the Talents " Administration alludes to their efforts in favour of Catholic Emancipation.***Originally published by Hannah Humphrey in 1805 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 . slight watermarking to the plate right corner x 3
 

The Grand Signior Retiring 2 **
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.** 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



143. A HACKNEY MEETING.

Caricature by Gillray first published by H. Humphreys on February 1st, 1796. This print is from the third major edition published by Henry G. Bohn. Later hand colouring. FOX. BYNG. MAINWARING.Never during the reign of George III. not even during the American or French wars, were the public meetings so universal, and so respectably attended, as against the two bills for the protection of the King's person, and against Seditious Meetings, passed by Ministers in consequence of the outrage against the King at the opening of Parliament in October, 1795. The restrictions as originally proposed were so stringent, that a meeting even in a private house, exceeding fifty, could not take place without giving notice to a magistrate, who might attend if he thought proper, and at his pleasure order the meeting to disperse, and any person not obeying was to be guilty of felony. The Sheriff of Middlesex summoned the freeholders to assemble at the Mermaid, at Hackney, on November 21, but the house could not contain a third of the number assembled, and they adjourned to the green adjoining the house. The Duke of Norfolk opened the proceedings, and told the meeting they must not be misled by the specious titles of the bills, " I dare say, if the High Priest of the Spanish Inquisition was to come among us to introduce his system of inquisition here, he would call it an act for the better support and protection of religion ; but we have understandings that are not to be deceived in this way." The meeting returned thanks to Mr. Byng for his opposition to the measure, and ordered their petition to be presented by both their Members. Mainwaring, the ministerial Member, candidly stated in the House of Commons, that the meeting was most numerously and respectably attended, and that the requisition to the Sheriff had been " signed by three Dukes, one Marquis, two Earls, and several most respectable freeholders."** £85 post inclusive




74. PATRIOTS AMUSING THEMSELVES ; OR, SWEDES PRACTISING AT A POST.April 19th, 1792.

GEORGE III. FOX. PRIESTLEY. SHERIDAN.On the designs which the Tories attributed to the Opposition, or, as they called them, the Revolutionary Party in England, who they believed, or pretended to believe, were willing to imitate the example of the Swedish regicide, Ankerstrom. The faces of the revolutionary triumvirate aro more coarsely burlesqued than is usual with Gillray. The post at which they arc practising is very ingeniously worked into a rough contour of King George.Published by Hannah Humphrey in 1799 by James Gillray ** 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 Paper slightly sunned tones


   


VENUS A LA COQUILLE; OK, THE SWAN-SEA VENUS. March 28th, 1809.

This is said to represent Mrs. Jones, of Swansea, a celebrated whip, frequently seen in Hyde Park, driving a curricle. It is a very correct representation both of her person and costume. One of her attendants is said to have been a particular favourite. Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow top 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. £75 post inclusive



Venus Attired by the Graces
A satire on some vulgar fashionable of the commencement of the present century pub 1800 . Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow top margin..***from  the second edition '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. £75 post inclusive ••




L'Infanterie Francaise en Egypte." - le Genéral l'Asne converted to Ibrahim Bey

March 12th, 1799. It appears that it was found necessary to mount the troops in the Egyptian campaign upon asses, a circumstance which could not fail to furnish subject for satire. It seems doubtful whether the commander, or the animalwhich carries him, is giving the word of command.** 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 short borders to base






320. BRUIN IN HIS BOAT; OR, THE MANAGER IN DISTRESS. June 20th, 1806.

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." Hand Coloured. .***from 'The Genuine Works of James Gillray, engraved by himself. 2 vols. 1830. Originally published by Hannah Humphrey drawn /etched by James Gillray -Hand Coloured. T larger sheet, narrow top 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. £105 post inclusive edge tear to base will mend before postage shown prior
 


Elements of Skateing
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. £65 post inclusive



479. THE ROYAL LOUNGER. June 26th, 1804.

DUKE Of CLARENCE. The same personage in another point of view. Originally published by Hannah Humphrey drawn /etched by James Gillray Hand 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. £40 post inclusive





376. MARGARET'S GHOST. March 25th, 1791.

MISS GUNNING, MRS. GUNNING, AND MISS MARGARET MINIFIE.Mrs. Gunning was accused of having attempted to bring about a marrige of her daughter with the Marquis of Blandford, son of the Duke of Marlborough, and the subject was much talked and written about in the fashionable world at this time.Gillray has laid the scene of this print in Miss Gunning's bedroom. Miss Gunning is lying ill in bed ; her mother is seated by her bedside. Her aunt, Miss Margaret Minifie is introduced as " Margaret's Grimly Ghost;" her terrific appearance has struck consternation into the fair invalid, and frightened Mrs. Gunning from her propriety; by a sudden start she has overturned a bottle of brandy, placed by her side to soothe her sorrows. Mrs. Gunning says, " I was sitting by the bedside of my smiling-injuredinnocent lambkin, and holding one of the sweet-tender hands of my amiablo-gentle-dovclike cherub, when her aunt came into the room, with a face paler than ashes -'What is the matter, Auntee Peg/ says my chaste, adorable, kind-beneficent-enchanting-heart-feeling-beneficent-paragon of goodness, "What's the matter, Auntee Peg, what makes you put on such a long face V " This absurd accumulation of foolish expressions of fondness is taken almost literally from passages in Mrs. Gunning's letter to the Duke of Argyll. Again," He broke upon us the dishonourable-infamous-impudent-false accusations, and the cruel, most cruel messages that accompanied them, at that moment a vow issued from my torn, my rent, my wounded, my agonized, my suffering heart, and my dear, divine, glorious, arch-angelic angel said," &c. &c. This alludes to General Gunning's accusation of his daughter.ublished by Hannah Humphrey in 1799 by James Gillray ** 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






A GREAT MAN ON THE TURF ; OR, SIR SOLOMON IN ALL HIS GLORY. July 7th, 1803. 2

DUKE Of BEDFORD.** 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 ** £75 post inclusive

A GREAT MAN ON THE TURF ; OR, SIR SOLOMON IN ALL HIS GLORY. July 7th, 1803. 3

DUKE Of BEDFORD.** 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 ** £75 post inclusive
 
 

503. FAT CATTLE. Jan. 16th, 1802.

DUKE OF BEDFORD. An allusion to the obesity of this noble Duke, as well as to his agricultural tastes-he being a great breeder of cattle. 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




THE NUPTIAL BOWEE/Nuptual Bower. February 13th, 1797.
PITT. HON. CATHARINE ISABELLA EDEN. FOX, THE EVIL ONE, PEEPING AT THE CHARMS OP EDEN. Whoever is acquainted with the personal character of Mr. Pitt, only from the narrative of his biographers, will conclude that he was cold, stiff, and unbending; "Indocilis privata loqui," incapable of descending from his dignity, and unwilling to indulge in the relaxation of familiar conversation, and the pleasures of domestic life. He is here represented in a more amiable point of view, a successful suitor for the hand of a fair lady and conducting her to " the nuptial bower." " The tattle of the town (says Burke in a letter to Mrs. Crewe, dated Dec. 27, 1796), is of a marriage between a daughter of Lord Auckland and Mr. Pitt, and that our statesman, our premier des hommes, will take his Eve from the Garden of Eden. It is lucky there is no serpent there, though plenty of fruit." (See Burke's Correspondence as published by Earl Fitzwilliam, vol. 4. p. 417). This rumour obtained belief not only among the public, but by his most intimate friends and relatives. ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow top margin..***All shown with the top margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £65 post inclusive


PREPARING FOR THE GRAND ATTACK;&; OR, A PRIVATE REHEARSAL OF THE CI-DEVANT MINISTRY IN DANGER. Dec. 4 ATION.
 July 10th,1802. JOHN BULL. PITT Sir Francis Burdett receiving instructions in political warfare from the three great Opposition orators of the day. Soon after this period, on the 12th of April, 1802, Burdett brought forward a motion to inquire into the conduct of the late Ministry. It was for this display that he is here supposed to be preparing. ..Journals of tho 21st of September, 1802,..***All shown with the top margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £85 post inclusive x2 slightly differing tint


PREPARING FOR THE GRAND ATTACK;&; OR, A PRIVATE REHEARSAL OF THE CI-DEVANT MINISTRY IN DANGER. Dec. 4 (2).
 July 10th,1802. JOHN BULL. PITT Sir Francis Burdett receiving instructions in political warfare from the three great Opposition orators of the day. Soon after this period, on the 12th of April, 1802, Burdett brought forward a motion to inquire into the conduct of the late Ministry. It was for this display that he is here supposed to be preparing. ..Journals of tho 21st of September, 1802,..***All shown with the top margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £85 post inclusive x2 slightly differing tint


GENTLE MANNERS, WITH AFFECTIONS MILD, IN WIT A MAN, SIMPLICITY A CHILD. Nov. 4th, 1798. GENERAL MANNERS.
 ** Hand Coloured. Trimmed from a larger sheet, narrow top margin..***All shown with the top margin against a darker carpet to show borders***This is from the later Bohn Edition of 1849 to 1851 ** £40 post inclusive


NIGHTLY VISITORS AT ST. ANNE'S HILL. Sept. 21st, 1798. FOX. 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 : &; " Who first sednc'd my youthful mind from virtue ? Who plannM my trcasim, and who cans'd my death ? Remember poor Lord Edward, and despair I ! !" Fox answers &emdash; " Why dost thou shake thy gory locks at me ? Dear, bravest, worthiest, noblest, best of men ! Thou canst not say I did it." Around his room are seen the headless bodies of Quigley, Shears, &c. The Confessions of Arthur O'Connor are suspended over Fox's head, and " The Plan of the Irish Rebellion" lays by his side. All these are, of course, intended to imply that Fox and the leading members of the Opposition* had been the authors and abettors of the recent Irish Rebellion. Lord Edward Fitzgerald was the fifth son of the first Duke of Leinster, by his wife Emilia Mary, daughter of Charles, second Duke of Richmond ; he was born the 15th here alluded to. Compare the circumstances of the trial and execution of the former with this prediction." After Burke's death, his executors inserted this note in their first edition of his Works, stating that it was approved by Mr. Burke, and illustrated his meaning.*Originally published by Hannah Humphrey in 1806 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  sold


LARGE BOOTS. May 25th, 1800. ME. FRANCO.
A gentleman then well known on the turf, of Jewish descent, which is indicated by the pigs. This was a private plate. ** 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 ** £40 post inclusive
   


394. A VESTAL OF -93, TRYING ON THE CESTUS OF VENUS. April 29th, 1793.

" Upon her fragrant breast the zone was brac'd; In it was every art, and every charm To win the wisest, and the coldest warm." Engraved from a basso-relievo, lately found upon some fragments of Antiquity. LADY CECILIA JOHNSTON.Lady Henrietta Cecilia (whose maiden name was West), was the daughter of the Earl of Delawarr by his wife, In this print, Gillray has depicted Lady Cecilia Johnston as a Vestal of -93, that is, of 1793. She is in a sitting postnre, with Ovid's Art of Love in her pocket. Cupid is encircling her with the Cestus of Venus, (a pad) which one of the attendant Loves is adjusting to her person, and Cupid is preparing to fasten it on, while another of the Loves holds up a mirror, in which the delighted Lady Cecilia surveys herself with transports of delight. The arrows are falling out of Cupid's quiver, and his bow with * Of the count of Lincoln.
an arrow in it lies below him. On the left of the print is a fire burning on the altar of Vesta.*Originally published by Hannah Humphrey in 1806 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 More than a passing resemblance to Margaret Thatcher ?


£85 Tinted


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





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



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




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 **


. .Other Pages   Gillray page 1 | Gillray Information page |


 
DELIVERY & PAYMENT Payment is via Paypal if other methods are preferred contact the shop directly we take most cards, cheques etc**Prices are postage inclusive worldwide if over £40