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Guide to the James Gillray Engraving MS.P.058
MS.P.058  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
0.1 linear feet (1 box)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research.