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


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

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  • One of England's most famous caricaturists, James Gillray, 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. Christine Banerji and Diana Donald have translated and edited selected commentaries, with accompanying illustrations, to reveal how Gillray's art was understood by his contemporaries. The edition offers a unique insight into the role of satire in British politics during the Napoleonic era and shows the subtle artistry of Gillray's designs. The volume also includes an informative introduction which places Gillray and his work in the context of a fascinating episode in Anglo-German relations at the turn of the eighteenth century.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 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

    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

  • Editors and translators

    Christiane Banerji, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Diana Donald, Manchester Metropolitan University

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