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Gillray Observed


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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.

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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.


"...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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