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Gillray Observed
The Earliest Account of his Caricatures in London und Paris

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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521101851

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  • James Gillray, one of England's best loved caricaturists, was an immensely successful and popular artist, yet there were no accounts of his work published in England during his lifetime. The single contemporary source on Gillray is a series of commentaries published in the German journal London und Paris between 1798 and 1806. Christiane Banerji and Diana Donald have now translated and edited selected commentaries, with accompanying illustrations. The edition offers a unique insight into the role of satire in British politics during the Napoleonic era.

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    "...a welcome addition to European cultural scholarship...Gillray Observed provides a fine example of croww-cultural and cross-disciplinary research, something which is often lauded but rarely practiced. With its meticulous research and thoughtful editing, Gillray Observed sets a high standard in European cultural scholarship. This book deserves to be read and emulated." European Romantic Review

    "An invaluable additon to knowledge of Gillray's work and the place satirical prints in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Highly recommended." Choice

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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521101851
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • contains: 37 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Gillray and Mrs Humphrey: The Latest Caricature
    2. Search-Night
    or State-Watchmen, Mistaking Honest-Men for Conspirators
    3. The Tree of Liberty, with the Devil tempting John Bull
    4. United Irishmen in Training
    5. United Irishmen upon Duty
    6. John Bull taking a Luncheon: or British Cooks cramming Old Grumble-Gizzard with Bonne-Chere
    7. Stealing off
    or prudent secession
    8. 'L'Insurrection de l'Institut Amphibie' - The Pursuit of Knowledge
    9. Effusions of a Pot of Porter, or Ministerial Conjurations for Supporting the War
    10. Lilliputian-substitutes, Equipping for Public Service
    11. Integrity retiring from Office!
    12. Political-dreamings! - Visions of Peace! - Perspective Horrors!
    13. Metallic tractors
    14. Dilettanti Theatricals: or a Peep at the Green Room
    15. French Invasion or Buonaparte Landing in Great Britain
    16. Confederated coalition: or The Giants Storming Heaven
    17. L'Assemblee Nationale
    or Grand Cooperative Meeting at St Ann's Hill
    18. English Caricatures
    19. The Reconciliation
    20. The Plumb pudding in danger: or State Epicures taking un Petit Souper
    21. End of the Irish Farce of Catholic Emancipation
    22. Caricaturists in London Today
    23. Visiting the Sick
    Appendix
    Index.

  • Editors and translators

    Christiane Banerji, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Diana Donald, Manchester Metropolitan University

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