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James Gillray was born in London in the Chelsey district. His father was Scottish and a war veteran. The young Gillray learned the profession of letter engraver and was later accepted as a student at the Royal Academy, working as an engraver time and again to finance his studies and livelihood. From a very young age he was interested in caricature, he especially loved William Hogarth, a very famous caricaturist of the 18th century who was his great idol. Very soon Gillray also began to publish caricatures himself, albeit at first under a fictitious name. Only little by little did drawings with his name appear. For many contemporaries and even today James Gillrey is considered "the father of political and social caricature". Of course, he also lived in a time of great political and social upheavals and also in a time when caricature as an important means of expression for depicting events and their interpretation became fashionable and suitable for the masses. Gillrey's intellect, his wit, his sometimes pitch-black humour and his gift for observation, but also his great talent for drawing made his works unique.

In his private life he was not so successful and happy. He suffered from arthritis or gout in his hands at a younger age, which caused him great pain, and his vision was also increasingly poor. Disabled in his work, he became melancholy and increasingly addicted to alcohol. James Gillray did not start a family either, but he probably lived with his publisher Hannah Humphrey for many years and thought about marrying her from time to time. At least contemporaries ascribe a relationship to the two and it is a fact that Hannah Humphrey took care of Gillray after he wanted to take his own life by jumping out of a window in 1811. He survived, but was repeatedly confronted with severe depressions and psychoses. In 1815 the artist died at the age of only 58 years. Among collectors the caricatures of James Gillray are still very popular. Key prints such as "Fashionable Contrasts" and "Light Expelling Darkness" have already fetched prices of 10,000 to 20,000 US dollars at auctions. © Meisterdrucke




James Gillray
 
Undated | colour engraving

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James Gillray
'The Valley of the Shadow of Dea...
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James Gillray
Tirailleur Francais et Chevau Le...
1799 | hand-coloured etching

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Tirailleur Francais et Chevau Le...
1799 | hand-coloured etching

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James Gillray
 
Undated | coloured engraving

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James Gillray
 
18th century | coloured engraving

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James Gillray
Titianus Redivivus or the Seven ...
1797 | hand coloured engraving

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Titianus Redivivus or the Seven ...
1797 | hand coloured engraving

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James Gillray
 
18th century | hand-coloured etching

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James Gillray
End of the Irish Invasion, or Th...
1797 | hand-coloured etching and aquatint

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End of the Irish Invasion, or Th...
1797 | hand-coloured etching and aquatint

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James Gillray
Blowing up the Pic Nic's, or Har...
1802 | hand-coloured etching with aquatint

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Blowing up the Pic Nic's, or Har...
1802 | hand-coloured etching with aquatint

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James Gillray
Mamlouk et Hussard Republicain, ...
1799 | hand-coloured etching

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Mamlouk et Hussard Republicain, ...
1799 | hand-coloured etching

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James Gillray
'...only look at the General, Ma...
1802 | hand-coloured etching

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'...only look at the General, Ma...
1802 | hand-coloured etching

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James Gillray
 
1805 | colour engraving

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James Gillray
Presages of the Millennium, publ...
1795 | hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint

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Presages of the Millennium, publ...
1795 | hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint

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James Gillray
 
1792 | engraving

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James Gillray
 
1780 | engraving

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James Gillray
 
Undated | lithograph

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James Gillray
Promis'd Horrors of the French I...
1796 | coloured engraving

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Promis'd Horrors of the French I...
1796 | coloured engraving

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James Gillray
The First Kiss this Ten Years! O...
1803 | hand coloured engraving

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The First Kiss this Ten Years! O...
1803 | hand coloured engraving

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James Gillray
British Tars towing the Danish F...
1807 | hand coloured engraving

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British Tars towing the Danish F...
1807 | hand coloured engraving

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James Gillray
 
1799 | hand coloured engraving

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James Gillray
New Morality, or The promis'd In...
1798 | hand-coloured etching

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New Morality, or The promis'd In...
1798 | hand-coloured etching

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James Gillray
Presages of the Millennium, publ...
1795 | colour etching, engraving and aquatint

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Presages of the Millennium, publ...
1795 | colour etching, engraving and aquatint

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James Gillray
 
18th century | hand coloured engraving

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James Gillray
'Punch Cures the Gout, the Colic...
Undated | coloured etching

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James Gillray
Extirpation of the Plagues of Eg...
1798 | etching and engraving with watercolour on paper

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Extirpation of the Plagues of Eg...
1798 | etching and engraving with watercolour on paper

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James Gillray
 
18th century | hand-coloured etching

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James Gillray
German Luxury, or Repos a l'Alle...
18th century | hand-coloured etching

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German Luxury, or Repos a l'Alle...
1800 | hand-coloured etching

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James Gillray
 
1780 | engraving

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James Gillray
Light Expelling Darkness - Evapo...
1795 | etching, engraving and textured soft ground

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Light Expelling Darkness - Evapo...
1795 | etching, engraving and textured soft ground

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James Gillray
Political Mathemematicians Shaki...
1807 | etching and engraving

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Political Mathemematicians Shaki...
1807 | etching and engraving

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James Gillray
 
18th century | engraving

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James Gillray
 
1782 | hand coloured engraving

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James Gillray
 
1797 | coloured engraving

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James Gillray
The First Kiss in Ten Years! or ...
1803 | hand-coloured etching with aquatint

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The First Kiss in Ten Years! or ...
1803 | hand-coloured etching with aquatint

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James Gillray
John Bull and The Sinking Fund -...
1807 | hand-coloured engraving

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John Bull and The Sinking Fund -...
1807 | hand-coloured engraving

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James Gillray
 
Undated | coloured engraving

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