Caricatures collected by Horace Walpole

Collection Data

Political and social caricatures from the reign of George III. Individuals portrayed include Isaac Barré, Edmund Burke, Matthew Darly, Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire, Maria Anne Fitzherbert, Charles James Fox, Frederick Augustus, Duke of York, George III, George IV, Warren Hastings, the Earl of Mansfield, Viscount Melville, Lord North, James Edward Oglethorpe, William Pitt, the Duke of Richmond, Mary Robinson, Thomas Rumbold, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Earl Stanhope, Edward Thurlow and John Wilkes. Includes representations of balloons, barbers, chamber pots, Chelsea pensioners, cross dressing, dandies, fashion, masks, mirrors, see-saws, urination and wigs. Settings include the House of Commons, Kensington Gardens and Lincoln Cathedral. Manuscript note cited in card catalog record: "Here follows a few of the best prints, selected from a vast number, that were published on the changes of adminstration in 1782, 1783, & 1784, on the coalition between Mr. Fox & Lord North, on Mr. Fox's East India bill in 1783 and on the Westminster election in 1784."
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 (Collector)
Colley, Thomas, active 1780-1783 (Artist)
Darly, Matthias, approximately 1720-approximately 1778 (Artist)
Gillray, James, 1756-1815 (Artist)
Sayers, James, 1748-1823 (Artist)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1769 - 1791
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection
Shelf locator: MEZYRKZ+ (Walpole)
Great Britain -- 1700-1799
Statement of responsibility: Artists include Thomas Colley, Matthew Darly, W. Dent, James Gillray and James Sayers.
Content: Card catalog lists 137 caricatures in this collection; some prints have been recatalogued and are no longer housed with this collection.
Physical Description
Extent: 119 prints : etching, engraving, aquatint, roulette, some col. ; 39.3 x 78.5 cm. or smaller.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16513354
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 2f063be0-c623-012f-4930-58d385a7bc34
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