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Gillray, James

Born: 1757 AD
Died: 1815 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Cartoonists, Politician


1757 - Born on the 3rd of August in Chelsea.

1779 - "Paddy on Horseback," which appeared, is the first caricature which is certainly his

1782 - Two caricatures on Rodney's naval victory, issued, were among the first of the memorable series of his political sketches.

1788 - Appeared two fine caricatures by Gillray. "Blood on Thunder fording the Red Sea" represents Lord Thurlow carrying Warren Hastings through a sea of gore: Hastings looks very comfortable, and is carrying two large bags of money.

1798 - His contemporary political influence is borne witness to in a letter from Lord Bateman, dated on the 3rd of November. "The Opposition," he writes to Gillray, "are as low as we can wish them.

1811 - His last work, from a design by Bunbury, is entitled "Interior of a Barber's Shop in Assize Time.

1815 - Gillray died on the 1st of June, and was buried in St James's churchyard, Piccadilly.


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