9780521580755

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521580755

  • ISBN10:

    0521580757

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-04-28
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

List of plates
ix
Preface xiii
List of abbreviations xvii
Introduction 1(44)
Gillray and Mrs Humphrey: The Latest Caricature
45(4)
Search-Night;--or--State-Watchmen, Mistaking Honest-Men For Conspirators
49(8)
The Tree of Liberty,--with, the Devil tempting John Bull
57(5)
United Irishmen in Training
62(2)
United Irishmen upon Duty
64(4)
John Bull taking a Luncheon:--or--British Cooks, cramming Old Grumble-Gizzard, with Bonne-Chere
68(7)
Stealing off;--or--prudent Seces[s]ion
75(6)
`L'Insurrection de l'Institut Amphible'--The Pursuit of Knowledge
81(6)
Effusions of a Pot of Porter,--or--Ministerial Conjurations for Supporting the War
87(10)
Lilliputian-Substitutes, Equip[p]ing for Public Service
97(9)
Integrity retiring from Office!
106(10)
Political-Dreamings!--Visions of Peace!--Perspective Horrors!
116(10)
Metallic-Tractors
126(9)
Dilettanti-Theatricals;--or--a Peep at the Green Room
135(22)
French Invasion.--or Buonaparte Landing in Great-Britain
157(12)
Confederated-Coalition;--or--The Giants storming Heaven
169(16)
L'Assemblee Nationale;--or--Grand Cooperative Meeting at St. Ann's Hill
185(18)
English Caricatures
203(3)
The Reconciliation
206(9)
The Plumb-pudding in danger;--or--State Epicures taking un Petit Souper
215(7)
End of the Irish Farce of Catholic-Emancipation
222(23)
Caricaturists in London Today
245(3)
Visiting the Sick
248(12)
Appendix: two previously unpublished letters from Gillary to the print publisher Samuel Fores 260(6)
Index 266

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