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Artist: James Gillray (1757 - 1815)
Nationality: British
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Media: Illustration
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Biography:
English Caricaturist, James Gillray trained as a commercial engraver before studying at the Royal Academy Schools. He gained a reputation as a leading caricaturist in Britain, winning him a profitable job with print seller, Hannah Humphrey. He worked and lived above the workshop and was employed there exclusively from 1790 on. His favored targets were political figures such as George III and Napoleon. Gillray was also an alcoholic who suffered from insanity from 1810 to his death five years later.


Artworks in Museum Collections: (60)
Click the artwork titles below to see actual examples of artwork or works of art relevant to works by James Gillray.

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James Gillray New Morality 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray Catholic Emancipation 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray Two Pair of Portraits 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray The Reception of the Diplomatique and his Suite, at the Court of Pekin 1792
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James Gillray Meeting of the Monied Interest 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray Improvements in Weights and Measures 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray The Union Club etching and engraving with hand coloring 1801
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James Gillray The King of Brobdingnag, and Gulliver etching with hand coloring 1803
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James Gillray The Worksä (London: Henry G. Bohn, [1819?]) book with etchings 1819
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James Gillray Pacific Overtures, or a Flight from St. Cloud's Engraving with hand watercolor 1806
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James Gillray The Fall of Icarus etching and engraving with watercolor 1807
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James Gillray Colonel Gardiner ? last interview Stipple engraving 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray The Farmer's Toast Etching colored by hand 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray Pitt and Bonaparte Etching colored by hand 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray The Union Club Etching/engraving, coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray first plate in the book, The Worksä (London: Henry G. Bohn, [1819?]) etching 1819
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James Gillray Temperance Enjoying A Frugal Meal Etching with hand watercolor 1792
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James Gillray Barbers Shop in Assize Time Etching with hand coloring 1811
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James Gillray Thirty Years Have I Lived in the Parish of Covent Garden... etching 1797
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray The Zenith of French Glory-The Pinnacle of Liberty Etching with hand color 1793
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray The Gout etching and soft ground etching with hand coloring 1799
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James Gillray One of 43 loose prints, etchings, engravings, stipple, etc., some coloured 18th - 19th century
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James Gillray [Suppressed volume, apparently supplementing The Worksä (London: Henry G. Bohn, [1819?])] book with etchings 1819
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Joseph Brown James Gillray, plate opposite List of Full Page Engravings in the book Caricature History of the Georges by Thomas Wright (London: John Camden Hotten, [ca. 1867] steel engraving 1867
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James Bard - Steamship James Fisk, Jr. 1870 oil on board Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester American
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James Basire, Sr. Portrait of Sir James Burrow Engraving 18th - 19th century
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Frederick W. Fairholt ZZ, plate opposite page ZZ in the book Caricature History of the Georges by Thomas Wright (London: John Camden Hotten, [ca. 1867] steel engraving 1867
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Frederick W. Fairholt Smelling Out a Rat..., plate opposite page 452 in the book Caricature History of the Georges by Thomas Wright (London: John Camden Hotten, [ca. 1867] steel engraving 1867

Artnews Articles and Exhibition Information: (3)
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Tate Liverpool: Mark Wallinger: Credo
Wallinger came to prominence in Britain in the 1980s and has since earned an international reputation. He was nominated for the 1995 Turner Prize and recently completed a new piece of work, Ecce Homo, for Trafalgar Square, ...

Tate Britian: James Gillray: The Art of Caricature
This exhibition sets out to re-examine Gillrays art, through a selection of the finest impressions of his caricatures, almost all of which are examples of the hand-colouring applied at the time they were produced, alongside a...

The British Museum: The Apocalypse
This exhibition, together with the associated publication, will examine the pictorial tradition it engendered as represented principally by illuminated ma...

Further Artwork and Information:

James Gillray
James Gillray - Caricatures from the Gifford Collection, Bucknell University
James Gillray Online
James Gillray cartoons: political caricatures
James Gillray -- Encyclopędia Britannica
Introduction to James Gillray
Sweeney Art Gallery | Collection | James Gillray
Gillray, James
Tate Britain | Current Exhibitions
Graphic Satire - James Gillray

 

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