This collection comprises a single 1849 engraving by James Gillray, entitled "Modern grace, or the operatical finale to the
ballet of Alonzo e caro," with contemporary coloring (London: Bohl) made with original plates from the 1796 printing.
James Gillray, born in 1757, was an English caricaturist artist known for his satirical political and social etchings. His
political satires feature such figures as George III and Napoleon and many of his caricatures commented on the French Revolution.
He is thought to be one of the greatest English satirical artists and his style continues to influence political caricatures
today. He died in 1815.
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