Gillray, James, 1756-1815

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British caricaturist.

From the description of Letter, 1788. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79306963

Historical Background

James Gillray, born in 1757, was an English caricaturist artist known for his satirical political and social etchings. His political satires feature such figures as George III and Napoleon and many of his caricatures commented on the French Revolution. He is thought to be one of the greatest English satirical artists and his style continues to influence political caricatures today. He died in 1815.

From the guide to the James Gillray engraving, 1849, (Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries)

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referencedIn Catalogue of Gillray's caricatures, circa 1830. Yale University, Yale Center for British Art
referencedIn Album File, [ca. 1800- ca. 1980] (Bulk 1860-1920) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Gillray, James, 1756-1815. Letter, 1788. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Leech, John, 1817-1864. [Robert and Barbara Scheibel print collection] California State University, Northridge
creatorOf Gillray, James, 1756-1815. [A collection of about 720 caricatures (original colored engravings) chiefly by James Gillray. 1779-1818?]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. James Gillray 1756-1815 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf James Gillray engraving, 1849 University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Wilson, Mitchell A. Letter, 1955 January 6, Vineyard Haven, Mass., to Sanborn C. Brown, Cambridge, Mass. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Gillray Prints, 1851 Special Collections, Newcastle University
creatorOf Gillray, James, 1756-1815,. Autograph letter signed by James Gillray to Mr. Alderman Boydell [manuscript], 1788 September 30. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn [Satirical prints], 1787-1810. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Gillray, James, 1757-1815. [Sketchbook / James Gillgray]. University Club Library
referencedIn Gillray, James : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Papers relating to the British conquest of Canada, 1759-1773. Houghton Library
referencedIn Prints, 1781-1818 (inclusive), 1781-1810 (bulk). Houghton Library
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correspondedWith Boydell, John, 1719-1804 person
associatedWith Cruikshank, Isaac, 1756? -1811? person
associatedWith Gillray, James person
associatedWith Northcote, James, 1746-1831 person
associatedWith Pitt, William, 1759-1806. person
associatedWith Shakspeare Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Mitchell A. person
associatedWith Wolfe, James, 1727-1759 person
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Great Britain
Engraving--18th century
Ballet dancers


Birth 1757-08-13

Death 1815-06-01




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