• James Gillray - part 5

    5 monthes ago - By Poul Webb

    James Gillray by an unknown artist watercolour c1810
    James Gillray (1756 - 1815) was one of the greatest caricaturists of the 18 th century. From around 1775 to 1810 he produced nearly 1000 prints caricaturing the rich and famous, and satires on British political and social life during the age of Napoleon. He was both sought-after and feared. No sooner would a new Gillray print appear than it was sure to be plagiarised or imitated by contemporaries both in England and abroad.Gillray's plates were executed in etching with stipple and coloured by hand. They were produced in broadsheets for...
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