Research Catalog

Political caricatures

Title
Political caricatures [graphic].
Author
Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
Publication
1791-1792.

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Details

Additional Authors
Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886
Found In
Gillray, James. Series of miscellaneous and political caricatures by James Gillray. 1779-1811. (NN)NYPG95-F67.
Description
14 prints : etching, engraving, aquatint, some col.; 33.5 x 39.4 cm. or smaller.
Summary
Political caricatures from the reign of George III, arranged by date, including satires on the retreat of Cornwallis from Seringapatam and the assassination of Gustaf III of Sweden. Other individuals portrayed include Edmund Burke, the Marquis of Lansdowne, Thomas Paine and Tipu Sultan. Catherine of Russia is satirized as Kate in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, assaulted by William Pitt as Don Quixote.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Caricatures – English – 1700-1799.
  • Prints – English – 1700-1799.
Note
  • Title devised by cataloger.
Access (note)
  • Admisssion is granted through application to the Office of Special Collections.
  • Restricted access;
Cite As (note)
  • Caricature Collection, Print Room.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Holdings checked in departmental copy of Thomas Wright and R.H. Evans, Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray. London: Henry C. Bohn, 1851.
Provenance (note)
  • Bequest of Samuel Jones Tilden.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of Series of miscellaneous and political caricatures by James Gillray in Caricature Collection.
Contents
Pol.II.1 Taming of the Shrew: Katharine & Petruchio: - The Modern Quixote, or What You Will -- Pol.II.2 Barbarities in the West Indies -- Pol.II.3 The Balance of Power - or - "the Posterity of the Immortal Chatham, turn'd Posture Master" -- Pol.II.6 The Rights of Man: or Tommy Paine, the little American Taylor, taking the Measure of the Crown, for a new Pair of Revolution Breeches -- Pol.II.7 French Democrats surprizing the Royal Runaways -- Pol.II.12 A Uniform Whig -- Pol.II.13 The Coming of the Monsoons; or The Reatreat from Sringapatam -- Pol.II.14 An Excrescence: a Fungus; alias a Toadstool upon a Dung-hill -- Pol.II.15 Wierd-Sisters: Ministers of Darkness; Minions of the Moon -- Pol.II.17 A Good Shot; or billy-Ranger the Game Keeper, in a fine Sporting Country -- Pol.II.18 The Bottomless-Pitt -- Pol.II.19 Malagrida, driving post -- Pol.II.20 Design for the New Gallery of Busts and Pictures -- Pol.II.21 Taking Physick: or The News of Shooting the King of Sweden!
Call Number
MEZYRK (Gillray) Pol.II
Author
Gillray, James, 1756-1815.
Title
Political caricatures [graphic].
Imprint
1791-1792.
Access
Admisssion is granted through application to the Office of Special Collections.
Cite As:
Caricature Collection, Print Room.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Print Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Indexes
Holdings checked in departmental copy of Thomas Wright and R.H. Evans, Historical and Descriptive Account of the Caricatures of James Gillray. London: Henry C. Bohn, 1851.
Linking Entry
Forms part of Series of miscellaneous and political caricatures by James Gillray in Caricature Collection.
Provenance
Bequest of Samuel Jones Tilden.
Connect to:
NYPL Digital Collections
Added Author
Tilden, Samuel J. (Samuel Jones), 1814-1886, collector.
Found In:
Gillray, James. Series of miscellaneous and political caricatures by James Gillray. 1779-1811. (NN)NYPG95-F67.
Research Call Number
MEZYRK (Gillray) Pol.II
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