1ST WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918 ANATOMICALANIMALS ASTRONOMYAVIATION - WWII AIRCRAFTARCHITECTURE BOOKSCARICATURES - GILLRAY CARICATURES - HEATHCARICATURES - HOGARTHCARICATURES - WILLIAM NICHOLSON CARICATURES --- VANITY FAIR CARTOONS - BATEMANCARTOONS - BOB HOARE (CRICKET)CARTOONS - JOSEPH LEEBRITISH TOPOGRAPHYCOLLEGES - CAMBRIDGECOLLEGES - OXFORDEUROPEAN LANDSCAPESFASHION FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY - DAVID ROBERTS FRAMING FRUITHISTORICAL EVENTSINTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONSLONDON VIEWS LEGALMODERN ART MAPS - AFRICA MAPS - AMERICAS MAPS - ARCTIC & ANTARCTICMAPS - ASIA MAPS - BRITISH COUNTIES MAPS - BRITISH ISLES MAPS - CELESTIALMAPS - CITY PLANSMAPS - EUROPE MAPS - HISTORICAL PERIODSLONDON MAPS MAPS - MIDDLE EASTMAPS - OCEANIC MAPS - OTTOMAN EMPIREMAPS - SEA CHARTSMAPS - WORLDMILITARY NAVAL & MARITIME POLITICAL ROYALTYSPORT TRADES TRAVEL POSTERSWILLIAM FRITH
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Gillray : James (1756 – 1815)

Gillray was one of five children, and the only one to survive to maturity. In 1770 he was apprenticed to Harry Ashby, a London writing in engraver, and five years later W. Humphrey published a few of Gillray’s illustrations including satirical works.
By the time Gillray commenced his career satire was old, but personal caricature was in its infancy. Other exponents in this form of art were soon overshadowed by Gillray’s superior craftsmanship. His figures were full of vitality, titillating and reflective of some political crisis or private scandal.
As his popularity increased so did demand by the public to see more of his work. In the rapidly changing politics of the late18th century he would produce a plate in twenty-four hours.
Although sometimes overlooked his speech bubbles were elaborate and Gillray would spend considerable time composing and redrafting the text.
His career continued successfully n association with William and then Mr Humphrey’s between 1791 and 1807 when Gillrays health began to suffer. He eventually slipped into madness dying shortly before the Battle of waterloo on June 1st 1815.
Other exponents of satirical art with hard hitting caricatures by Cruikshank, Rowlandson and William heath continued until just after the ascension of Queen Victoria when such savage personal attacks became unthinkable.

A BARBERS SHOP IN ASSIZE TIME
A BARBERS SHOP IN ASSIZE TIME
Original antique copper engraving
Hand coloured
Published for the Bohn Edition, from the original plates in 1851

Image size: 61 x 43 cms
Mounted size: 79 x 61 cms

Price inc VAT: £225.00
Price exc VAT: £187.50
A BROAD HINT AT NOT MEANING TO DANCE
A BROAD HINT AT NOT MEANING TO DANCE
Original antique copper engraving
Handcoloured
Published for the Bohn Edition, from the original plates in 1851
Mounted in cream

Image size: 35 x 25 cms
Mounted size: 52 x 41 cms

Price inc VAT: £150.00
Price exc VAT: £125.00
A CALM & A SQUALL (SET OF 2)
A CALM & A SQUALL (SET OF 2)
Original antique copper engraving by James Gillray
Published for the Bohn Edition, from the original plates in 1851
Hand coloured

Image size: 36 x 26cm
Mounted size: 54 x 43cm

Price incl. VAT: £250.00
Price excl. VAT: £208.00
A CORNER NEAR THE BANK
A CORNER NEAR THE BANK
James Gillray
Original antique copper engraving
Hand coloured
Published for the Bohn Edition, from the original plates in 1851

Image size: 26 x 32 cms
Mounted size: 43 x 51 cms

Price inc VAT: £125.00
Price exc VAT: £104.00
A COUNTRY CONCERT; OR AN EVENINGS ENTERTAINMENT IN SUSSEX
A COUNTRY CONCERT; OR AN EVENINGS ENTERTAINMENT IN SUSSEX
Original antique copper engraving by James Gillray
Published for the Bohn Edition, from the original plates in 1851
Hand coloured

Image size: 25 x 35cm
Mounted size: 42 x 52cm

Price incl. VAT: £125.00
Price excl. VAT: £104.00
A DASH UP ST JAMES STREET
A DASH UP ST JAMES STREET
Original antique copper engraving
Hand coloured
Published for the Bohn Edition, from the original plates in 1851

Image size: 26 x 17 cms
Mounted size: 42 x 33 cms

Price inc VAT: £95.00
Price exc VAT: £79.00
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