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GILLRAY, James (1756 - 1815), Painter, caricaturist, watercolourist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GILLRAY, James (1756 - 1815), Painter, caricaturist, watercolourist, draughtsman

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1756, in Chelsea; died 1815, in London, committed suicide.

Painter, caricaturist, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver (etching). History painting, portraits, genre scenes.

James Gillray began his career as an engraver of letters then went on to study drawing at the Royal Academy. Various plates engraved after his drawings, two of them inspired by Goldsmith's Deserted Village and published

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