Meeting of the Monied Interest

James Gillray (1756 - 1815)

Coloured etching and aquatint

13 December 1798
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Cabinet Office, 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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    People
    Russell, Francis, 5th Duke of BedfordBurdett, Sir Francis, 5th BaronetEdward Smith Stanley, 12th Earl of DerbyErskine, Thomas, 1st Baron ErskineFox, Charles JamesHastings, Francis Rawdon, 1st Marquess of Hastings and 2nd Earl of MoiraNicholls, JohnHoward, Charles, 11th Duke of NorfolkPulteney (formerly Johnstone), Sir William, 5th BaronetShuckburgh-Evelyn, Sir George Augustus William, 6th BaronetSinclair, Sir John, 1st BaronetStanhope, Charles, 3rd Earl StanhopeTaylor, Michael AngeloTierney, GeorgeTooke, John HorneWalpole, George
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    Materials & Techniques
    etching, coloured etching, aquatint
  • Details
    Title
    Meeting of the Monied Interest
    Date
    13 December 1798
    Medium
    Coloured etching and aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 26.20 cm, width: 37.10 cm
    Acquisition
    Transferred from HM Revenue and Customs, February 2013
    Provenance
    Acquired by the Inland Revenue, Somerset House, 1948; recorded by GAC 1955; transferred to GAC 2012
    GAC number
    3221