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Collection Cartoon Prints, British

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Books

  • Brewer, John. The common people and politics, 1750-1790s. The English satirical print, 1660-1832. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]; Alexandria, Va.: Chadwyck-Healey, 1986. 291 p. : chiefly illus. Call number: DA486 .B74 1986 [P&P Ref.]
  • British Museum. English cartoons and satirical prints, 1320-1832, in the British Museum. Microform. Cambridge, England: Chadwyck-Healey ; Teaneck, N.J.: Somerset House, 1978. 21 microfilm reels : all illus. ; 35mm. Call number: Microfilm 83/26 (N) [P&P Ref.]

    Prints 1 through 17391 identified in: Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, satirical and personal subjects. v. 1-11. (Call number: NE55.L7A3 [P&P Ref.])

  • British Museum. Dept. of Prints and Drawings. Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum: Division I. Political and personal satires. [London] Printed by order of the Trustees, 1870-1954 v. 1-11. Call number: NE55 .L7 A3 [P&P Ref.]
  • Bryant, Mark. and Simon Heneage, comp. Dictionary of British cartoonists and caricaturists, 1730-1980. Aldershot, Hants, England: Scolar Press ; Brookfield, Vt., USA: Ashgate, c1994. xvii, 252 p. : ill. Call number: NC1470 .B78 1994 [P&P Ref. Biog]
  • Carretta, Vincent. George III and the satirists from Hogarth to Byron. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1990. xviii, 389 p. : illus. Call number: DA505 .C36 1990 [P&P Ref.]
  • Dickinson, H. T. Caricatures and the Constitution, 1760-1832. The English satirical print, 1600-1832. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]; Alexandria, VA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1986. 345 p. : chiefly illus. Call number: DA505 .D54 1986 [P&P Ref.]
  • Donald, Diana. The age of caricature: satirical prints in the reign of George III. New Haven: Pub. for the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, 1996. viii, 248 p. : illus. Call number: DA505 .D73 1996 [P&P Ref.]
  • Duffy, Michael. The Englishman and the foreigner. The English satirical print, 1600-1832. Cambridge, England ; Alexandria, VA, USA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1986. 403 p., illus. Call number: NC1473 .D78 1986 [P&P Ref.]
  • English caricature, 1620 to the present: caricaturists and satirists--their art, their purpose, and influence. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1984. 144 p. : illus. (some col.). Call number: NC1470. E54 1984 [P&P Ref.]

    Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Yale Center for British Art, at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C., the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

  • George, M. Dorothy. Hogarth to Cruikshank: social change in graphic satire. London, Allen Lane, Penguin P., 1967. 3-224 p. : 2 fronts. (incl. 1 col.), illus., 9 col. plates. Call number: NC1470 .G42 [P&P Ref.]
  • Gillray, James. The works of James Gillray: 582 plates and supplement containing the 45 so-called "suppressed plates." Bronx [New York]: B. Blom, 1968. 1 v. : chiefly illus., ports. Call number: NC1479 .G5 B7 1968 [P&P Ref.]

    Facsimile, reduced from original dimensions. Originally published London, 1851, printed for H.G. Bohn by C. Whiting in 2 volumes. Original title: The works of James Gillray, from original plates, with the addition of many subjects not before collected.

  • Gillray observed: the earliest account of his caricatures in London und Paris. Translated and edited by Christiane Banerji and Diana Donald. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999. xvii, 272 p. : illus. Call number: NC1479.G5 G56 1999 [P&P Ref.]
  • Hunt, Tamara L. Defining John Bull: political caricature and national identity in late Georgian England. Aldershot, Hampshire, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, c2003. xii, 452 p. : illus. Call number: DA505.E9H86 2003 [P&P Ref.]
  • Langford, Paul. Walpole and the Robinocracy. The English satirical print, 1600-1832. Cambridge, England ; Alexandria, VA, USA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1986. 259 p. : illus. Call number: DA501.W2 L36 1986 [P&P Ref.]
  • Miller, John. Religion in the popular prints, 1600-1832. The English satirical print, 1600-1832. Cambridge, England ; Alexandria, VA, USA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1986. 368 p. : illus. Call number: NC1473 .M55 1986 [P&P Ref.]
  • Paston, George. Social caricature in the eighteenth century. 1905 (reprint: New York, B. Blom [1968]). xiii, 143 p. : illus., ports. Call number: DA485 .S989 1968 [P&P Ref.]
  • Riely, John C. The age of Horace Walpole in caricature; an exhibition of satirical prints and drawings from the collection of W. S. Lewis. Catalogue by John C. Riely. Introd. by Dale R. Roylance. New Haven: Yale University Library, 1973. [48] p. : illus. Call number: DA485 .R53
  • Robinson, Nicholas K. Edmund Burke: a life in caricature. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. x, 214 p. : illus. (some col.). Call number: DA506 .B9 R63 1996 [P&P Ref.]
  • Sharpe, J. A. Crime and the law in English satirical prints, 1600-1832. The English satirical print, 1600-1832. Cambridge, England ; Alexandria, VA, USA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1986. 318 p. : illus. Call number: HV9960 .G7 S53 1986 [P&P Ref.]
  • Thomas, Peter David Garner. The American Revolution. The English satirical print, 1600-1832. Cambridge, England ; Alexandria, VA, USA: Chadwyck-Healey, 1986. 279 p. : illus. Call number: E298 .T47 1986 [P&P Ref.]
  • Wright, Thomas. Caricature history of the Georges. 1868 (reprint: New York, B. Blom [1968]). xiii, 639 p. illus. Call number: DA485 .W95 1968 [P&P Ref.]

    First published in 1848 under title: England under the house of Hanover.

  • Wright, Thomas, and R.H. Evans. Historical & descriptive account of the caricatures of James Gillray: comprising a political and humorous history of the latter part of the reign of George the Third. 1851 (reprint: New York: B. Blom, 1968). xv, 496 p. : 1 port. Call number: NC1479 .G5 W8 1968 [P&P Ref.]

Online Sources

  • Comics Research.org
    URL: http://comicsresearch.org/

    Features The Comics Scholarship Annotated Bibliography maintained by Gene Kannenberg, Jr.(includes extensive links to other resources)

  • Katz, Harry L. and Sara W. Duke. "Cartoon-related Research at the Library of Congress."
    Available online at: www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/cartoon_research.html External

    Updated version of an article that originally appeared in Inks: Cartoon and Comic Art Studies: vol. 1, no. 3 (November 1994): pp. (Call number NC1320.I55 [P & P]

  • Rhode, Michael and John Bullough
    Comics Research Bibliography http://www.rpi.edu/~bulloj/comxbib.html External

    As of August 2003, there were approximately 16,900 entries in this online bibliography. In addition to an index of cartoonists, there is also a list of topical bibliographies on a wide range of subjects, including "British Comics" and "Caricature," and links to other sites. Comics Research Bibliography is a member of the Comic Sites Alliance.

Related Resources in the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

The 1921 acquisition of the Windsor Castle collection of British cartoons and caricatures also enriched the Library's collections of satires from several European nations. The Windsor Castle materials complement holdings acquired from other sources, including the Division's substantial collections of American cartoon prints and its valuable holdings of cartoon drawings.

Cartoon Prints

  • Cartoon Prints, American (Call number begins with "PC/US")
    More than 500 prints made in America during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries encompassing several forms of political art, including political satires, caricatures, and allegories. Offers an American viewpoint on some of the same issues featured in the British cartoons. All are available online in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC). [Search Cartoon Prints, American]
  • Dutch Political Cartoons (Call number begins with "PC 4")
    From the Windsor Castle Collection. Includes a small group of Dutch satires attacking the policies of King James II of England. Some items for which reproductions have been requested can be found online in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC). The remainder can be requested in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room.[ retrieve those available online]
  • French Political Cartoons (Call number begins with "PC 5")
    About 375 cartoons, 1706-1871. About 125 prints came with the Windsor acquisition. These French prints are housed with more than 200 other French satires acquired from various sources, most of which date from 1785 to 1840 and document that nation's bloody struggle through the Revolution and ensuing years of the Napoleonic empire. Some items for which reproductions have been requested can be found online in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC). The remainder can be requested in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room.[ retrieve those available online]
  • German Political Cartoons (Call number begins with "PC 6")
    The Windsor acquisition brought to the Library a group of German lithographic cartoons related to the Revolution of 1848, which complement other German materials preserved in the Prints and Photographs Division, including several bound volumes of satires from the Franco-Prussian War (1871-72). Some items for which reproductions have been requested can be found online in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC). The remainder can be requested in the Prints & Photographs Reading Room. [retrieve those available online]
  • Hauslab Album (photographic copies in LOT 4601)
    257 copper engravings collected by Franz Ritter von Hauslab (1798-1883), focusing on European armed conflicts. Includes some satirical prints. Photographic copies in LOT 4601 are served in preference to serving originals, which are considered unprocessed materials.
  • Popular Graphic Arts (Call number begins with "PGA")
    About 10,000 prints and illustrated broadsides of historical, graphic and/or documentary importance produced in the U.S. and abroad, 1600-1943, bulk 1800-1890. Includes cartoons and satires, mostly from the late nineteenth century. Includes a few satires by William Charles, a Scot who drew heavily upon the British tradition in creating images for an American audience during the War of 1812. Catalog records for all the prints are available online in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC). [Search Popular Graphic Arts]

Cartoon Drawings

  • Cartoon Drawings
    About 9,400 drawings. 1794-1994, from various sources. Political, editorial, and humorous cartoons and caricatures by about 500 artists. All can be searched online in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC); not all have associated digital images. [Search Cartoon Drawings]
  • Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection of Caricature and Cartoon
    More than 2,000 drawings, prints, and paintings related to the art of caricature, cartoon, and illustration assembled by Erwin and Caroline Swann. The collection spans the years 1780 to 1977 and includes works by 521 artists and illustrators. All can be searched online in the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC); not all have associated digital images. [Search Cartoon Drawings: Swann Collection]

Related Resources In Other Library of Congress Units

The Library's periodical and book collections offer opportunities to research published cartoons. The publications are located in several different areas of the Library. Primarily, however, they will be found in:

  • Rare Book and Special Collections Division -- see below
  • Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room (historical newspapers) -- see below
  • Main Reading Room (books and non-current periodicals not found in the Rare Book Division).

Access to many prolifically illustrated magazines and books has been restricted to preserve and protect fragile or damaged issues, although microfilm copies of most of the titles are available in the Library's Microform Reading Room.

Rare Book and Special Collections Division

URL: www.loc.gov/rr/rarebook/

Includes most pre-1801 American imprints, as well as:

  • American and Foreign Magazines Collection
    Includes 3,872 titles. American and European magazines from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century.
  • Broadside Collection (30,500 items)
    Mostly single-sheet publications from Europe and the Americas (with the vast majority from the United States) dating from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. A substantial portion is available online at: www.loc.gov/collections/broadsides-and-other-printed-ephemera/about-this-collection/

Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room

URL: www.loc.gov/rr/news/

  • 17th & 18th Century Foreign Newspapers: Original copy, facsimile, & photostats held by the Library of Congress: A Checklist. Available online at www.loc.gov/rr/news/17th/.
    There are about 145 titles in the "Great Britain" section.

Related Resources in Other U.S. Institutions

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Connecticut

Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University

URL: http://www.library.yale.edu/walpole/ External

The following information is from the Lewis Walpole Library's Web site:

The Library houses the most extensive collection of English eighteenth-century satirical prints in the United States, second internationally in size and scope only to that of the British Museum, with 35,000 items, of which about one-third are not in the Museum. The collection also includes extensive holdings of portrait engravings and topographical views of the period. Together these resources form one of the richest and clearest windows anywhere on to British life in the long eighteenth century.

Here too is the finest and most complete collection in North America of the prints of William Hogarth, which includes the great and comprehensive volumes put together by George Steevens immediately after Hogarth's death.

Highly detailed indices provide unparalleled and immediate opportunities for access to even minor details throughout the collection.

The Yale Center for British Art

URL: http://www.yale.edu/ycba/ External

The following information is from The Yale Center for British Art Web site:

The Yale Center for British Art houses the most comprehensive collection of British paintings, prints, drawings, rare books, and sculpture outside Great Britain. Given to Yale University by Paul Mellon, Class of 1929, the Center's resources illustrate British life and culture from the 16th century to the present.

The collection surveys the development of British art, life and thought from the Elizabethan period onwards. There is a special emphasis on works from the period between the birth of Hogarth (1697) and the death of Turner (1851), considered by many to be the 'golden age' of British art.

New York

Prints and Photographs Study Room
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
New York Public Library
URL: http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/art/print/print.html External

The following information is from the NYPL Prints and Photographs Study Room's Web site:

Samuel J. Tilden bequeathed the Library his collection of British caricature, including a scrapbook assembled by Horace Walpole, a near-complete collection of prints by William Hogarth, and one of the most significant collections of prints and working drawings by James Gillray in the United States. Tilden's prints helped foster a passion for political caricature in Frank Weitenkampf, the collection's first curator. Weitenkampf built up an important collection of American caricature, from the beginnings of the nation through the early twentieth century.

Related Resources in Institutions in Great Britain

Department of Prints and Drawings

The British Museum
URL: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/pd/pdhome.html External

The following information is from the British Museum's Fact Sheet, which is available online at: http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/pdf/British Satirical Prints.pdf External

The core of the Department's representation of British satires is the collection of more than ten thousand prints put together by Edward Hawkins, Keeper of Antiquities in the British Museum, that was purchased in 1868. Other important groups of prints came from Sarah Sophia Banks (1818), William Smith (1851) and George Cruikshank, whose widow left a huge collection of his prints together with more than four thousand preliminary drawings. There is an ongoing acquisition policy and much new material has come into the collection since the publication of the George catalogue. For example, one thousand items, including many by Richard Newton (1777-1798), came in 1948 from the social historian Francis Klingender, with a further group by the same artist from the collection of Kenneth Monkman in 2001.

National Portrait Gallery
Heinz Archive & Library

URL: http://www.npg.org.uk/ External

The Gallery's rich portrait collections include strong holdings in caricature. A portion of the collections has been digitized. The following information is from the National Portrait Gallery's Web site:

18th and 19th Century Caricatures and Portrait Prints (Digitisation project funded by the Department of Culture Media and Sport)

Three collections of caricatures have been digitised, the most significant of which is a set of 840 etchings by James Gillray (1757-1815) External. As historical evidence these images counter-balance the official portraits of politicians and the monarchy in the period 1780-1810 in much the same way that the drawings of Gerald Scarfe (who is represented in the primary collection) provide a different way of looking at public figures today. 150 satirical political etchings by Gillray's contemporary James Sayers (1748-1823) External have also been digitised, together with 200 caricatures by Robert Dighton External senior and his sons (one of the most notable artistic families of the Regency period). The Dighton studies, less harsh than Gillray, established a tradition from which are descended the profiles published in Vanity Fair during the late 19th century.