James Gillray (Biographical details)

James Gillray (printmaker; British; Male; 1756 - 1815)

Also known as

Gillray, James; Adams, Thomas; As, Ts; C_L, Henry; Helagabatis; Humphrey, Thomas; J S; Kent, J; Maidstone; Schoebert, John; Sejanus; Shones; Swarts; X; Zechzin


No.7 Little Newport Street, Leicester Fields, London


The great satirical printmaker. Early work published by William Humphrey and others, before working exclusively for Hannah Humphrey. Paid a pension of £200 p.a. by Pitt's government between 1797 and 1801. Last work in 1811 and died mad.
Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal,3.8) advertises "Gillray, Portrait Painter..."


Draper Hill, 'Mr Gillray, the Caricaturist', 1965; his collection (including drawings and Gillray notebooks) sold Phillips, London, 26 June 2001 - see catalogue for transcriptions of notes from 1793-98, lot 33)
Richard Godfrey, 'James Gillray: the art of caricature', exhibition catalogue, Tate, 2001 (with further references)
Sale of Humphrey stock 13 July 1835 (Sc A.1.9(9))