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Gillray, James 1756-1815

Overview
Works: 1,740 works in 1,879 publications in 5 languages and 5,871 library holdings
Genres: History  Caricatures and cartoons  Exhibition catalogs  Poetry  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Life skills guides  Bibliography  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Engraver, Artist, Draftsman, Bibliographic antecedent, Publisher, Recipient
Classifications: NC1479.G5, 741.5942
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The satirical etchings of James Gillray by James Gillray( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Gillray : the art of caricature by Richard T Godfrey( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Gillray (1756-1815) was the leading caricaturist of the late eighteenth century, and an artist of outstanding inventiveness and originality whose work continues to influence cartoons today. He lived through a traumatic period in British and European history, and his art provides some of the most memorable images of the French Revolution, the Napoleonic wars and the raging political scene of the time, as well as penetrating charcterisations of famous individuals including George III and Queen Charlotte, Napoleon, Emma Hamilton, William Pitt and Charles Fox. Gillray also brilliantly ridiculed the pretensions and foibles of contemporary society, a world of fashionable excess and sexual intrigue, corruption and royal scandals. Although firmly grounded in the realities of his time, the wit and robust vulgarity of Gillray's images remains engaging, even shocking." "Illustrating the full range of Gillray's social, political and personal satires, this catalogue shows the sophistication and diversity of his art, demonstarting that Gillray was not only the greatest satirical artist of his time, but also one of the very greatest of printmakers and draughtsmen. In the introductory essays, Richard Godfrey gives an overview of Gillray's art and life, and Mark Hallett examines his language of graphic satire in the context of the vigorous print market of the eighteenth century. The historical and artistic background to Gillray's work is fully examined, and his place within European Romanticism is explored through the discussion of works by artists known to have admired and copied him, including Goya and David."--Jacket
William Cobbett, a study of his life as shown in his writings by E. I Carlyle( Book )

6 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Gillray, 1757-1815 : Meisterwerke der Karikatur by James Gillray( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Gillray : prints by the eighteenth-century master of caricature by Katherine W Hart( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of James Gillray, from the original plates, with the addition of many subjects not before collected by James Gillray( Book )

14 editions published between 1830 and 1851 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Bedeutung der Physiognomik für die englische Karikatur um 1800 : Studien zur lesbaren Physiognomie bei James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson und George Cruikshank by Carsten Jöhnk( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cobbett's England: a selection from the writings of William Cobbett by William Cobbett( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genuine works of James Gillray by James Gillray( Book )

6 editions published between 1829 and 1830 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rigenerazione dell' Olanda : specchio a tutti i popoli rigentrati by James Gillray( Book )

3 editions published in 1799 in Italian and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caricatures by James Gillray( Book )

4 editions published in 1830 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of James Gillray, the caricaturist : with the history of his life and times by Thomas Wright( Book )

4 editions published between 1873 and 1874 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of James Gillray : 582 plates and supplement containing the 45 so-called "suppressed plates." by James Gillray( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry of Anti-Jacobin : comprising the celebrated political and satirical poems by Charles Edmonds( Book )

3 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New morality; or The promis'd installment of the high-priest of the Theophilanthropes, with the homage of Leviathan and his suite by James Gillray( Visual )

1 edition published in 1798 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Print shows French politician and Theophilanthropist Louis Marie la Révellière-Lépaux standing on a three-legged stool perched upon a stone dais reading Religion de la N[ature] to surrounding caricatures of people and animals, including the Duke of Bedford as Leviathan
Fashionable contrasts: by Draper Hill( Book )

5 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original coloured drawings by John Sneyd( Book )

1 edition published in 1815 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argus by James Gillray( Visual )

1 edition published in 1780 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Print shows George III seated in a chair asleep, on the left stands a judge (possibly the Earl of Mansfield) with his left hand on the crown, behind the throne stands the Earl of Bute, speaking to Mansfield, he says "What shall be done with it?" to which Mansfield responds "Wear it Your sel my Leard," to the right of Bute stands America (represented by a Native wearing a feathered headdress), on the right stands a gentleman with both hands on the crown, he says "No troth I'se carry it to Charly & hel not part with it again Mon!" (probably a reference to Charles Edward the Pretender). On the far left a ragged merchant wrings his hands and an Irishman with harp departs the scene, and on the far right, in the foreground, Britannia sits in slumber with a lion asleep and chained to the ground beside her, and in the background, a Dutchman raids the beehives
 
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The satirical etchings of James Gillray
Alternative Names
Gillray, .. 1756-1815

Gillray, James

Gillray, James 1757-1815

Gilray James 1757-1815

James Gillray

James Gillray britischer Karikaturist

James Gillray Brits karikaturist (1757-1815)

James Gillray disegnatore inglese

Гилрей, Джеймс

Джеймс Гілрей

Джэймс Гілрэй

جيمس جيلري

ギルレイ, ジェイムズ

詹姆斯·吉尔雷

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James Gillray : the art of caricatureCobbett's England: a selection from the writings of William CobbettJames Gillray : the art of caricature