Non-satiric

As well as his more familiar caricatures and political satires, Gillray also produced a smaller number of ‘straight’ prints. These range from a series showing Turkish costumes, including The Grand Sultan (D12491), to genre pictures such as The triumph of benevolence (D13059). An element of humour or satire can be detected even in these apparently serious prints however. Perhaps most noteworthy is Gillray's attempt to produce a straightforward portrait of Prime Minister William Pitt (D13068). Despite Gillray's best efforts the face is virtually a caricature. His publisher refused to produce the agreed number of prints, so Gillray engraved a second plate for another publisher; this again was a failure.

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'L'enfant trouvé'
by James Gillray, published by Susannah Vivares
published 4 April 1785
NPG D12350

Charles James Fox ('Ahitophel in the dumps')
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 30 July 1785
NPG D12351

'Andrew Robinson Bowes Esqr. as he appeared in the Court of Kings Bench'
by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth Jackson
published 2 December 1786
NPG D12353

'The Dutch divisions'
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
published 23 June 1787
NPG D12354

'Paille d'Avoine, - paille d'Avoine'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 10 November 1786
NPG D12355

'Anticipation, or the approaching fate of the French Commercial Treaty'
by James Gillray, published by William Holland
published 1787?
NPG D12356

William Pitt ('The Minister endeavouring to eke out Dr Pr*ty***n's bisho-prick')
by James Gillray, published by R. Phillips
published March 1787
NPG D12357

William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne)
by James Gillray, published by R. Phillips
published 12 March 1787
NPG D12358

'The board of controul, or the blessings of a Scotch dictator'
by James Gillray, published by R. Phillips
published 20 March 1787
NPG D12359

'Honi soit qui mal y pense'
by James Gillray, published by John Jarvis
published 2 April 1787
NPG D12360

'La belle assemblêe'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 12 May 1787
NPG D12361

'The Prince at Grasse'
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
published 2 June 1787
NPG D12362

'The Prince in Clover'
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
published 2 June 1787
NPG D12363

'The sick prince'
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
published 16 June 1787
NPG D12365

'The theatrical war'
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
published 30 June 1787
NPG D12366

Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk ('A natural crop;- alias- a Norfolk dumpling')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 21 September 1791
NPG D12367

Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe ('Black-Dick turn'd taylor')
by James Gillray, published by George Humphrey
published 4 February 1788
NPG D12371

'Questions and commands; or, the mistaken road to He-r-f-rd; a Sunday evenings amusement'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 11 February 1788
NPG D12372

'There's more ways than one' (Charles James Fox; William Pitt; Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 18 February 1788
NPG D12373

'Blood on thunder fording the Red Sea' (Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow; Warren Hastings)
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
published 1 March 1788
NPG D12374

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville ('Dun-Shaw')
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
published 7 March 1788
NPG D12375

'The Westminster hunt'
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
published 27 April 1788
NPG D12376

'Market day'
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
published 2 May 1788
NPG D12377

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