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A selection of our stock of the political and social cartoons of James Gillray, including many of the famous "Suppressed Plates".


Germans eating Sour-Kraut. Published, 7 May, 1803. A scene at Weyler's Viennese eating house in Leicester Fields. SOLD.



Delicious Weather. Designed by Sneyd, etched by Gillray, and first published, February, 1808. Print size, c.7 by 9 inches. Original colour. Later frame. An elderly man sits in the middle of a garden seat, taking snuff and looking contentedly about. Plants are found in pots, and a thrush sings on a branch. The seat is constructed for wheeling from place to place.



A closer view of this rare print. (For the later edition, produced by Bohn, please scroll down.) Later prints from the series are also shown below.



The back of the print, showing the Nineteenth century frame.


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Secondly, a selection of mounted, unframed, cartoons including some of Gillray's most famous images.


The Gout. First published May, 1799. Gillray powerfully illustrates the pain and suffering caused by gout, a common ailment of his time. SOLD. Other copies of this print are available.



A cognocenti contemplating ye beauties of ye antique. First published, February, 1801. Connoisseur, archaeologist, and diplomat Sir William Hamilton surrounded by works of art that refer to the well-known affair between his wife,  Emma, and Horatio Nelson. Hamilton studies a damaged bust of Lais, the beautiful mistress of the philosopher Aristippus of Cyrene. Framed pictures on the wall reinforce the theme of adultery.  SOLD. Other copies of this print may be available.



Dido in Despair. First published, February, 1801. Emma, Lady Hamilton, turns from her slumbering spouce to lament the departure of her "Aeneas" - Lord Nelson. SOLD. Other copies of this print may be available.


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                                      Gillray and William Pitt.


The Dissolution or The Alchymist producing an Aetherial Representation. First published, William Pitt uses a pair of bellows in the shape of a crown to heat a glass distillation vessel containing an image of parliament. In the steam issuing from the vessel, we see Pitt as ‘Perpetual Dictator’, with his subjects prostrating themselves before him. Gold coins pour out of a coal scuttle next to the furnace.



'Opening of the budget; - or - John Bull giving his breeches to save his bacon' First published, November 1796. Pitt demands an increase in taxation, warning that it is needed to keep the French at bay. John Bull apparently willingly agrees.



Bank-notes, - paper-money, - French-alarmists, - o, the devil, the devil! - ah! poor John Bull!!! First published, March, 1797. Pitt's government is faced by mounting crises. One response to the threat from revolutionary France was the introduction of paper money.



The Table's Turned. First published, March, 1797. (l.) Billy Pitt in the hands of Devil Fox as 1400 French soldiers land in South Wales. (r.) Billy confounds his old devil with news of the defeat of the Spanish fleet at Cape St.Vincent.



Political-Ravishment, or The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street in danger! First published, May 1797. A thin, elderly woman dressed in one-pound notes, throws up her arms in terror as William Pitt embraces her with his right hand and takes guineas from her pocket with his left. A protest against the introduction of paper money.



Uncorking Old Sherry. First published, March, 1805. William Pitt responding to a speech by Sheridan attacking the Prime Minister's motion to overhaul the Army’s recruiting policy. Pitt reportedly replied: “The Hon. gentleman seldom condescends to favour us with a display of his extraordinary powers of imagination and of fancy; but when he does, … like a bottle just uncorked, bursts all at once into an explosion of froth and air….” Here Pitt uncorks the Sheridan bottle, which spews forth “invectives, stolen jests, lame puns, dramatic ravings, and fibs.”



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                         More famous individuals......


The King of Brobdingnag, and Gulliver. First published, June, 1803. This print, after a sketch by an amateur artist, pokes fun at Napoleon’s size and his abrasive, belligerent personality, while trivializing the threat of war. SOLD. Other copies of this print are available.



Sandwich Carrots! Dainty Sandwich carrots. First published, January, 1796. One of the 'amusements' favoured by Lord Sandwich. A guinea was rumoured to be the usual reward to the lucky flower girl, or barrow-girl, who attracted the attention of the Fifth Lord Sandwich! As he was born in 1743, he was then 53.



Fat Cattle. First published, January, 1802. The Duke of Bedford admires another triumph of selective breeding. However, it is also an allusion to the obesity of the Duke, as well as to his agricultural expertise.



Scientific Researches! New Discoveries in Pneumatics! — or — an Experimental Lecture on the Power of Air. SOLD. Other copies of the print may be available.


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                   Gillray and the medical profession........


Metallic-Tractors. First published, November, 1801. In 1796 Elisha Perkins, a physician from Connecticut, patented the metallic tractors shown in this print. He claimed the tractors could cure disease through electric force. Gillray's skepticism of this treatment is clear in this satire.



Taking Physick. First published, January, 1804. The effects of taking laxatives to purge the body of harmful poisons! The grimace on the man's face indicates the bitterness of the medicine he will take many times each day. The goal was to completely flush out the system. There is a bottle of medicine in the patient's hand and two others on the mantle. The man hasn't even bothered to tuck in his shirt-tail or button the fly of his trousers since his last trip to the chamber pot!!



Gentle emetic. First published, January, 1804. An emetic is a medicine that produces nausea and vomiting. This was considered to be a way of restoring balance to the body. A man and his physician wait for the effects of an emetic. The physician  holds the man's head in his hands while the patient looks extremely uncomfortable. A bowl on the table awaits the contents of his stomach.



Charming Well Again. First published, January, 1804. It has all been worth-while! Here, the wealthy patient is recovered from his illness, sitting at a table, eating and drinking, whilst a servant stands in attendance.



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A County Concert - or an evening's entertainment in Sussex. First published September, 1798. Print size, c.14 by 9 inches. Later colour. The lady playing the piano has been identified as Mrs. Billington, who lived with the Duke of Sussex whilst her (second) husband was in Italy! The Duke was Prince Augustus Frederick.



               Individual prints from Gillray's "Weather" series.


Delicious Weather. Designed by Sneyd, etched by Gillray, and first published, February, 1808. Print size, c.7 by 9 inches. Later colour. An elderly man sits in the middle of a garden seat, taking snuff and looking contentedly about. Plants are found in pots, and a thrush sings on a branch. The seat is constructed for wheeling from place to place.



Sad Sloppy Weather. Designed by Sneyd, etched by Gillray, and first published, February, 1808. Print size, c.7 by 9 inches. Later colour. A stout, elderly, well-dressed man walks along a pavement past a ramshackle hovel, holding (reversed) a closed umbrella. He has stepped on a stone which has resulted in filth splashing his white stockings.



Fine Bracing Weather. Designed by Sneyd, etched by Gillray, and first published, February, 1808. Print size, c.7 by 9 inches. Later colour. A stout man skates towards the viewer, making curves on thin, cracking ice. Behind him are snow-covered hills. Wild geese fly across the sky.



Raw Weather. Designed by Sneyd, etched by Gillray, and first published, February, 1808. Print size, c.7 by 9 inches. Later colour. A pedestrian, flimsily dressed in tail-coat, nankeen (sic) trousers, and pumps, struggles against the driving rain. He walks on a muddy track bordered by a decaying fence. A raven calls from a rotten tree. In the background is a dilapidated scarecrow, surrounded by birds!!



Dreadful Hot Weather. Designed by Sneyd, etched by Gillray, and first published, February, 1808. Print size, c.7 by 9 inches. Later colour. A fat "cit" halts on the road beside a milestone on which he has hung his hat, to mop his dripping forehead. He holds his wig; his waistcoat is unbuttoned. The sun's rays beat down and he is pestered by flies.



Note: the most famous of this series, Very Slippy Weather, is found below.

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Please note: other individual prints can be found under the link "Cartoons"

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Gillray and Horatio Nelson.


Some unframed, unmounted cartoons by Gillray about the Naval hero.


Extirpation of the Plagues of Egypt; - Destruction of Revolutionary Crocodiles; - or - The British Hero cleansing ye Mouth of ye Nile. First published, October 1798.




The HERO of the NILE. First published, December 1798.




Fighting for the DUNGHILL: - or - Jack Tar Settling BUONAPARTE. First published, November 1798.




The Death of ADMIRAL LORD-NELSON in the Moment of Victory. First published, December 1805.



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Fourthly, framed prints by James Gillray.


Royal Cartoons.


James Gillray, Fashionable Contrasts; - or - The Duchess's Little Shoe Yielding to the Magnitude of the Duke's Foot.  First published, January 1792. A ribald commentary on the difference in physical size between Frederick, the Duke of York, and Frederica, his unpopular Duchess. Later colour. Framed in a thick gold moulding.




An unframed version is also available.


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James Gillray, The Jersey Smuggler Detected, - or - Good cause for seperation (sic) [crossed through and replaced by] discontent. First published, May, 1796. The Princess of Wales, candle in hand, approaches her husband's bed, discovering him with Lady Jersey. Print size, 9 x 13 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, The Grand Signor Retiring. First published, May, 1796. The Prince of Wales, eldest son of King George III, attending his mistress, Lady Jersey, with the connivance of her elderly, shambling husband. Print size, 9 x 13 inches. Later colour. Framed with a gold moulding.



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James Gillray, Enchantments lately seen upon the mountains of WALES, - or - Shon-AP-Morgan's Reconcilement to the Fairy Princess. First published June 1796. The Prince of Wales embraces his wife, to the horror of Lord and Lady Jersey, in the background. Print size, 9 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed with a gold moulding.



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James Gillray, The Devil to pay; - The wife metamorphos'd or Neptune reposing, after fording the Jordan. First published, October, 1791. The Duke of Clarence, third son of King George III, lies asleep in the arms of  his mistress, Lady Dorothy Jordan. Print size, 9 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, Lubber's Hole, - Alias - The Crack'd Jordan. First published November, 1791. The Duke of Clarence, third son  of King George III,  visits his mistress, Lady Dorothy Jordan. ("Jordan" is an obsolete name for a chamber pot.) Print size, 10 x 8 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, The Fall of Phaeton. First published, July, 1788. The Prince of Wales is falling from his high phaeton and is about to land onto his mistress, Mrs. Fitzherbert. Print size, 10 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



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James Gillray, The Orangerie; - or - The Dutch Cupid Reposing, after the fatigues of planting. First published, September 16th, 1796. King William V of Orange sleeps after a strenuous bout of planting orange trees. A reference to the Dutch King’s reputation for seducing servants whilst in exile in England. Print size, 9 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, WOUSKI! First published, January, 1788. More Royal scandal. Prince William Henry embraces a pretty Negro girl, during his time in Jamaica. Print size, 6 x 11 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, Taking Physick: - or - The news of shooting the King of Sweden. First published April 1792. The King and Queen sit on a latrine, much alarmed by Pitt who has rushed in with news of the shooting of Gustavus III of Sweden. Print size, 9 x 13 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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The Man of Feeling, in search of Indispensibles. First published, February, 1800. The elephantine Prince of Orange kneels, feeling the legs of the young beauties in front of him. Print size, 10 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, The ROYAL JOKE. First published, April, 1788. A scene in Carlton House. The Prince of Wales spanks Mrs. Sawbridge. Her husband looks on, playing the fiddle. Print size, 9 x 13 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



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James Gillray, Presentation of the Mahometan Credentials - or - The Final Resources of French Atheists. First published, December, 1793. King George III and his Queen receive, with astonished horror, a deputation from a Turkish diplomat. Print size, 12 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



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James Gillray, Duke William's Ghost. First published, May, 1799. The Prince of Wales lies on a bed in a drunken stupour. The ghost of his great-uncle, the Duke of Cumberland, warns him of the excesses of drink and corpulence. Print size, 10 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



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James Gillray, The Siege of Blenheim - or - The new system of GUNNING, discovered - . First published, March, 1791. More sexual scandal amongst the aristocracy. Miss Gunning sits astride a cannon firing accusations at the facade of Blenhein Palace. Print size, 10 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, The Injured Count, S__.  First published, ? 1786, or May 1788. Lady Strathmore sits drinking with her servants, gin glass in hand, with her breasts bare. She is suckling two cats. Print size, 10 x 15 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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Political Cartoons.


James Gillray, A Warm Birth for The Old Administration. First published April, 1782. George III sleeps on his throne whilst the new government, helped by devils, drives out the King's old advisers. Print size, 9 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



This print is one of the few occasions when Gillray includes himself in his cartoons - he is the devil to the left of the pitch fork.



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James Gillray, The Plumb Pudding in Danger. One of the most famous of all satirical prints, with Prime Minister Pitt helping himself to a large slice of the ocean while Napoleon carves a slice of continental Europe. SOLD.

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James Gillray, Evacuation Before Resignation. First published, May, 1782. Rockingham starts to squat over a close stool and vomits into a hat - held by Burke. Print size, 7 x 10 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, "Patience on a Monument". First published, September, 1791. Lady Cecilia Johnson sits on a close stool, or chamber pot. Lady Cecilia was one of a series of elderly ladies of fashion who Gillray caricatured. Print size, 11 x 9 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.




She has a very close resemblance to Margaret Thatcher.


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James Gillray, Westminster School, or - Dr Busby's Settling Accounts with Master Billy and his Playmates. First published February, 1785. The politician Charles Fox, as the school-teacher Dr Busby, birches Pitt and his political supporters. Print size, 13 x 10 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, The Minister Endeavouring to Eke Out Dr PR*TY***N'S BISHO-PRICK. First published, March 1787. Aquatint. 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. Print size, 12 x 9 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, Middlesex – Election. 1804 - . First published, August, 1804. Sir Francis Burdett being drawn to the hustings in a justly famous commentary on the corruptions surrounding Parliamentary elections. Print size, 13 x 19 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.




The victorious candidate


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James Gillray, Junction of Parties. First published, April, 1783. The politicians Lord North (l.) and Fox (r.) excrete into a pan bearing the Royal coat of arms. The devil stirs the contents. A shocking image which (even today) makes you wonder what Gillray was able to draw without losing his freedom. Print size, 13 x 9 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, Bologna-Sausages, or Opposition Fluxed. First published, December, 1788. Fox runs hurriedly out of the House of Commons, excreting as he does so. A comment on the famous Regency debate. Print size, 9 x 13 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, "The Feast of Reason, & The Flow of Soul," - Le - The wits of the age, setting the table in A-Roar. First published, February, 1797. Oppsition politicians sitting around a table, engaging in mixed conversation - includingn the obscene! Print size, 9 x 13 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, Sir Richard Worse-Than-Sly, exposing his wifes bottom; O Fye!. First published, March, 1782. Lady Worsley steps into a sunken bath. Her husband helps Captain Bisset to view these events. Print size, 12 x 9 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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Two interesting maps.

James Gillray occasionally engraved drawings for other artists, as he did here with this famous curio map of England and Wales -Britannia  - where the countries are portrayed as an old woman. Signed with the initials G.M., presumed to be George Moreland. Later colour. Framed in a thick gold moulding with red undermount. SOLD.

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James Gillray, The French Invasion; - or – John Bull, Bombarding the Bum-Boats. First published, November 18th, 1793. George III used to display contempt at the threat of French invasion. His wind scatters the enemy vessels. SOLD. However, mounted, unframed copies are also available.

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Toilet humour.

James Gillray, Going to London, Through "Epping Forest". First published, August 1802. A satire upon the balloon exploits of the French pioneer Garnerin, who had recently flown from Lord's Cricket Ground to Enfield, near London. Print size, 9 x 8  inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.

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James Gillray, National Conveniences. First published, January, 1796. Four designs comparing the toilet arrangements of four countries: English conveniences - the water closet; Scotch conveniences - the bucket; French conveniences - le commodites; Dutch conveniences - the lake. Print size, 14 x 10 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



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James Gillray, Sawney in the Bog-House. First published, June 1779. A satire on the ignorance of the Scots who appear to be unaware of how to use the 'advanced' sanitation found south of the border. Print size, 12 x 9 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, Brisk-Cathartic. First published, January 1804. One of a series of famous images where Gillray experiments with different facial expressions. Here, a patient sits in a water-closet awaiting the results of his medicine. Print size, 9 x 7 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding. SOLD. Other copies of this print are available.

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James Gillray, Wha Wants Me?. First published, June 1792. The Scot Dundas, wearing his legal wig and plaid, hides and protects Pitt whilst he squats on a close stool. Print size, 9 x 8 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



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Two very famous images.


James Gillray, Very Slippy Weather. First published, February, 1808. As with Britannia above, Gillray has engraved the work of another - in this case the author, John Sneyd. The background is an accurate representation of 27 St.James's Street, Gillray's home, studio, and place of business. Beautifully coloured; framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, The Cow-Pock, or, the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation! First published, 1802. A Famous comment of the experiments of Edward Jenner and his attempts to limit the effects of smallpox. Later colour. Framed in a thick gold moulding. SOLD.


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Foreign events.


James Gillray, The CASTLE in the MOON. Don Quixote - personifying Spain - gazes towards a great objective - Gibraltar - shown on the face of the moon. First published, August, 1782. Print size, 9 x 13 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, The Balance of Power. - or -"The prosperity of the immortal Chatham, turn'd positive master."  First published, April, 1791. Prime Minister Pitt (Chatham's son) weighs the relative influence of the Sultan of the Turkish Empire and that of Catherine II, Empress of Russia. Print size, 13 x 10 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, The Coming-on of the Monsoons; - or – The Retreat From Seringapatam. First published, December, 1791. General Cornwallis, mounted on an ass, flees from the fortress and a grinning Tipu Sultan, who urinates on the British troops. Print size, 9 x 11 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, The Zenith of French Glory; - The Pinnacle of Liberty. First published, February, 1793. French Revolutionaries have just executed Louis XVI. A bishop and two monks are shown hanging from a lamp bracket, whilst a sansculotte celebrates by playing a violin. Print size, 13 x 10 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, Evacuation of Malta. First published, February, 1803. Prime Minister Addington squats over a cocked hat into which he evacuates papers. Napoleon threatens. The British government was determined to delay their evacuation of the island of Malta for as long as possible. Print size, 9 x 12 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding. SOLD. Other copies of this print are available.


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James Gillray, Ci-Devant Occupations – or – Madame Talian and the Empress Josephine Dancing Naked Before Barrass in the Winter of 1797. – A Fact: - First published, February 1805. Two women dance. On the right sits Barras, whilst on the left, Bonaparte slyly peeps at their cavorting. A satire on Napoleon’s infatuation with Josephine when she and Mme Tallien were protegees of Barras. Print size, 11 x 18 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.




The curious Napoleon.


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Two famous images concerning The London Monster!


James Gillray, The MONSTER going to take his Afternoons Luncheon. First published, May, 1790. An ogre, holding a long knife, clutches the petticoat of a young lady. A man was currently terrifying London by assaulting women, cutting and slashing their clothing. Print size, 10 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.



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James Gillray, Swearing to the Cutting Monster, OR - A scene in Bow Street. First published, May, 1790. A young woman identifies her attacker. However, it is the politician Charles Fox, identified as the Monster at Bow Street! Print size, 10 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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Gillray's slant on manners.......


James Gillray, -“And Would’st Thou Turn The Vile Reproach On Me?” First published, February, 1807. A hideous man addresses a comely young woman displaying the obvious signs of pregnancy. The items in the background are all symbols of failed affection. Print size, 8 x 12 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, Palemon and Lavinia. First published, January, 1805. A loutish yokel grins avidly at a hideous, older countrywoman. A coarse travesty of the story from "The Seasons." Print size, 9 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, "Miss, I Have a Monstrous Crow to Pluck With You!!" First published, November, 1794. A mother and a daughter face each other. The elderly, moustached and bearded mother points towards her heavily pregnant offspring. A large crow beneath the table comments, "Oh! too bad." Print size, 8 x 10 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, Ladies Dress, as it Soon Will Be. First published, January, 1796. A comment of the fashion for classical draperies. A young, handsome lady wearing a quasi-classical tunic showing her breasts. It is perhaps a portrait of Lady C. Campbell. Print size, 10 x 7 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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James Gillray, Nature Display'd, Shewing the Effects of, the change of the seasons on the Ladies Garden. First published, May, 1797. An octagon within a square. Four headless women's figures with assorted designs replacing them. The meaning of "garden" can be discovered in any dictionary of obscene slang. Print size, 10 x 10 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding. SOLD. Other copies of this print are available.

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James Gillray, Playing in Parts. First published, May, 1801. Amateur musicians attempt a performance, with differing degrees of effort and success. Print size, 10 x 14 inches. Later colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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We have a large number of unframed Gillray prints, including...

James Gillray, Coalition Dance. First published, April 1783. Lord North, Fox and Burke dance around a terminal. Print size, 9 x 13 inches. Later colour. Mounted.

James Gillray, "Crumbs of Comfort". OR - OLD-Orthodox, restoring consolation to his fallen children. First published, August 1782. The Devil stands between Fox (l.) and Burke (r.) Print size, 9 x 13 inches. Later colour. Mounted.

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Reduced versions of Gillray's plates, published about 1820, and with original colours (?)

Elements of Skateing - Making the Most of a Passing Friend in a case of Emergency. (Doubled glazed with original newspaper containing details of the series showing.)


A newspaper showing an advertisement for this series of reduced prints has been framed on the reverse of this Gillray plate.


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The Elements of Skateing - The Consequences of Going before the Wind. (Full sized.)


The Plumb-Pudding in Danger. SOLD.



Tiddy-Doll, the great French Gingerbread Baker.




A closer view of the print.





Lilliputian Substitites, Equipping the Public Services.



A closer view of the print.


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Also:

Thomas Rowlandson, The Covent Garden Night Mare. First published, 1784. One of several cartoon versions of Fuseli's famous picture. Fox, at the nadir of his political power, fitfully sleeps with the incubus of failure on his chest. Later colour. Mounted but unframed. SOLD.


Two original cartoons over 200 years old:

Unknown artist, "R S", The Night Mare. Published for the Anti-Jacobin Review, May 2nd, 1799. Fox, asleep on a bed, is beset by demons again. Original three folds and light creasing. Light soiling. Small tears to left and right margins. Small cut along right bottom margin. Sized c. 5 x 7 inches. Uncoloured, unmounted. SOLD.


Unknown artist, "R S", Pizzarro. Published for the Anti-Jacobin Review, May 2nd, 1799. Sheridan, dressed as Pizzarro, bestrides the neck of Kemble whose huge head flies from the page. Original three folds. Light age-spotting. Cut close to bottom margin for binding with slight loss. Sized c. 5 x 7 inches. Uncoloured, unmounted.

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New for the Summer of 2006!

Individual, unmounted, uncoloured sheets from the Bohn Edition of Gillray's prints. Many more are available. Please e-mail with specific requests.


Bohn Plate 28. Dido Forsaken. sic transit gloria reginae.




Bohn Plate 51. Taming of the Shrew - Katharine and Petruchio. - The modern Quixote; or, what you will.




Bohn Plate 56. Alecto and her Train at the Gate of Pandemonium; or, the recruiting serjeant enlisting John Bull into the revolution service.



Backed by......

Bohn Plate 57. The Hopes of the Party prior to July 14th.




Bohn Plate 58. A Birmingham Toast, as given on the 14th July, by the Revolution Society.




Bohn Plate 68. Weird Sisters - Ministers of Darkness - Minions of the Moon.




Bohn Plate 72. A Sphere projecting against a Plane.




Bohn Plate 73. The Bottomless Pitt.




Bohn Plate 93. A Smoking Club.




Bohn Plate 93. John Bull Bothered; or, the geese alarming the capitol.


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Bohn Plate 94. French Liberty - British Slavery.




Bohn Plate 98. A Democrat; or, Reason and Philosophy.




Bohn Plate 102. Britannia between Scylla and Charybdis.



Backed by......

Bohn Plate 103. John Bull's Progress. John Bull Happy. John Bull going to the wars. John Bull's property in danger. John Bull's glorious return.




Bohn Plate 118. Patriotic Regeneration; viz. Parliament reformed, a la Francoise.....




Bohn Plate 119. Light Expelling Darkness - Evaporation of Stygian exhalations.....



Backed by......

Bohn Plates 120 and 121. A True British Tar, and Affability.




Bohn Plate 125. God Save the King, in a bumper; or, an evening scene, three times a week, at Wimbledon.




Bohn Plate 126. Blindman's Buff; or, Too Many for John Bull.




Bohn Plate 128. What A Cur 'Tis!



Backed by......

Bohn Plate 130. The British Butcher supplying John Bull with a substitute for bread.


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Bohn Plate 131. The Sleep-Walker.




Bohn Plate 132. The Republican Attack.




Bohn Plate 133. Supplementary Militia, turning out for twenty days.




Bohn Plate 134. Copenhagen House.




Bohn Plate 135. Substitutes for Bread; or, Right Honourables saving the loaves and dividing the fishes.




Bohn Plate 137. Retribution - Tarring and Feathering, or, the patriot's revenge.



Backed by......

Bohn Plate 138. Hanging, Drowning. Fatal effects of the Frence defeat.




Bohn Plate 140. The Death of the Great Wolfe.




Bohn Plate 143. A Hackney Meeting.




Bohn Plate 148. John Bull and his Dog Faithful.




Bohn Plate 158. Begging No Robbery;  ie, Voluntary contribution; or, John Bull escaping a forced loan.


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Bohn Plate 160. The Giant Factotum Amusing Himself.




Bohn Plate 163. The Republican Hercules defending his country.



Backed by......

Bohn Plate 164. The Nuptual Bower.




Bohn Plate 170. The Bridal Night.



Backed by......

Bohn Plates 171 and 172. Le Baiser a la Wirtembourg and Parliamentary Reform, or, Opposition rats leaving the house they had undermined.




Bohn Plate 201. The Explanation.




Bohn Plate 264. The National Parachute, - or, John Bull conducted to plenty and emancipation.




Bohn Plate 287. The Genius of France nursing her darling.




Bohn Plate 290. Confederated Coalition; or, the giants storming heaven.



Backed by......

Bohn Plate 291. Middlesex Election, 1804. - "A long pull, a strong pull, and a pull altogether."




Bohn Plate 302. The Reconciliation.



Backed by......

Bohn Plate 304. The Surrender of Ulm....




Bohn Plate 351. Disciples Catching the Mantle; the spirit of darkness overshadowing the priests of Baal.




Bohn Plate 503. Fat Cattle.



Bohn Plate 505. Anacreontics in Full Song.



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The cartoons of George Cruckshank.

We also have a large number of cartoons by George Cruckshank. Examples include:

Monstrosities of 1821. Published in 1835.

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Going to Hobby Fair. Published in 1835.

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A set of three prints dealing with the joys and horrors of school-life!

Plate One. Breaking Up. Published, 1835. Original colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


Plate Two. Home From School, or the commencement of the Holidays. Published, 1835. Original colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


Plate Three. Black Monday, or the end of the holidays. Published, 1835. Original colour. Framed in a gold moulding.


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Thomas Rowlandson. Awaiting description.

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Anon. Awaiting description.

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And finally......

We also have two books which may be of interest:

Social Caricature in the Eighteenth Century, by G. Paston. 1905.


The title page...


..... and part of the text, showing the wonderfully reproduced examples.


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Secondly, a very famous volume containing some famous wood cut scenes of the capital city:

London, a Pilgrimage, by G. Dore and B. Jerrold. 1872. Modern binding, with all woodcut prints complete. A really hefty volume in very good condition.

Grant & Co. London 1872. Folio, 191 pages. Wood-engraved half-title, frontispiece, and 52 full-page plates, each with captioned tissue guard; and 146 wood-engraved text illustrations and pictorial initials. Modern binding in green. A seriously heavy volume. Work on the book was begun in 1868 by Jerrold, an experienced journalist. He and Dore prowled every corner of London, sometimes accompanied by plainclothes police. To Gordon Ray, "In recent years London has come to be accepted as Dore's greatest achievement. Implicit throughout Dore's designs is the devastating contrast between the lives of the rich and the poor, a contrast to be observed in any great modern city but particularly acute in Victorian London. Dore's most memorable plates record the appalling yet picturesque lives of the working and submerged classes."


                                       The title page.....


..... and one of the many famous images - this is the dome of St.Paul's.


Other famous scenes unclude: A riverside street.


                 Over London - by rail.


              The docks – night scene.


                      Wentworth street, Whitechapel.


                                               Houndsditch.


                                                Ludgate Hill.


                    Newgate [prison] - Exercise Yard.


Opium Smoking - the Laskar's room in "Edwin Drood."


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