French Revolution

While some in Britain greeted the French Revolution with interest, Gillray was critical almost from the start. His print The hopes of the party, prior to July 14th (D13074) imagines the execution of George III by radicals including Fox and Sheridan. It is remarkable for having been published eighteen months before the execution of Louis XVI. The date refers to the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, on which day a celebratory dinner had been held at the Crown and Anchor tavern on the Strand, shown in the background. A more straightforward expression of Gillray's feelings about Revolutionary France is provided by French liberty British slavery (D12466).

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'Lady Godina's rout; - or - Peeping-Tom spying out Pope-Joan'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 12 March 1796
NPG D12561

Rose Didelot ('Operatical reform; - or - la dance a l'eveque')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 14 March 1798
NPG D12562

'High-change in Bond Street, - ou - la politesse du grande monde'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 27 March 1796
NPG D12563

Rose Didelot ('No flower that blows, is like this Rose')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 12 April 1796
NPG D12564

'My Poll and my partner Joe'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 18 April 1796
NPG D12565

'Cymon and Iphigenia'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 2 May 1796
NPG D12569

King George IV ('Hint to modern sculptors, as an ornament to a future square')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 3 May 1796
NPG D12570

'Modern grace, - or - the operatical finale to the ballet of Alonzo e Caro'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 5 May 1796
NPG D12571

'Easing the tooth-ach'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 7 May 1796
NPG D12572

Charles James Fox ('The hustings')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 21 May 1796
NPG D12574

'The caneing in Conduit Street' (Thomas Pitt, 2nd Baron Camelford; George Vancouver)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 1 October 1796
NPG D12578

Friedrich I, King of Württemberg ('For improving the breed')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 24 October 1796
NPG D12580

Charles, Archduke of Austria ('The Arch-Duke')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 15 November 1796
NPG D12582

'Opening of the budget; - or - John Bull giving his breeches to save his bacon'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 17 November 1796
NPG D12583

George Hanger, 4th Baron Coleraine ('Georgey a' cock-horse')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 23 November 1796
NPG D12584

'Supplementary-militia, turning-out for twenty-days amusement'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 25 November 1796
NPG D12585

George Hanger, 4th Baron Coleraine
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 1 December 1796
NPG D12586

John Montagu, 5th Earl of Sandwich ('Sandwich-carrots! - dainty sandwich-carrots')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 3 December 1796
NPG D12587

'Begging no robbery; - ie - voluntary contribution; - or - John Bull escaping a forced loan'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 10 December 1796
NPG D12588

'A peep into the cave of Jacobinism'
by James Gillray, published by John Wright
published 1 September 1798
NPG D12589

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