Titianus Redivivus; – or – The Seven-Wise-Men Consulting the New Venetian Oracle – A Scene in ye Academic Grove No.1

James Gillray (1756 - 1815)

Etching and aquatint

2 November 1797
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: HM Treasury, 1 Horse Guards Road
  • About the artist
    James Gillray was a draughtsman, etcher and engraver of caricatures, mainly after his own designs. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools and learned the technique of stipple engraving from William Wynne Ryland and Francesco Bartolozzi. Gillray produced several serious plates in this medium after his own designs and after paintings by Northcote, while simultaneously establishing himself as a caricaturist. By the end of 1791 all his caricatures were published by Mrs Hannah Humphrey, with whom he lived for the rest of his life. In 1807 his eyesight began to deteriorate and in the same year he had a breakdown. By 1810 he was considered insane. Gillray attempted suicide the following year, eventually dying at his home in Westminster, aged 58.
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    Materials & Techniques
    etching, aquatint
  • Details
    Title
    Titianus Redivivus; – or – The Seven-Wise-Men Consulting the New Venetian Oracle – A Scene in ye Academic Grove No.1
    Date
    2 November 1797
    Medium
    Etching and aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 59.50 cm, width: 45.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Revenue and Customs, 2017
    Provenance
    Bequest of Sir Ernest Clark to the Inland Revenue, 1951 (received 1972); transferred to GAC 2017
    GAC number
    10311