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John Bull

(active 1712-present), Fictitious epitomist of Englishness and British imperialism

Sitter associated with 111 portraits

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'John Bull's progress', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12476

'John Bull's progress'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 3 June 1793
NPG D12476

William Pitt ('Blindmans-buff - or - too many for John Bull'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12531

William Pitt ('Blindmans-buff - or - too many for John Bull')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 June 1795
NPG D12531

William Pitt ('The British butcher, supplying John Bull with a substitute for bread'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12541

William Pitt ('The British butcher, supplying John Bull with a substitute for bread')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 July 1795
NPG D12541

'The wine duty; - or - the triumph of Bacchus & Silenus; with John Bulls remonstrance', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12567

'The wine duty; - or - the triumph of Bacchus & Silenus; with John Bulls remonstrance'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 April 1796
NPG D12567

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

'Opening of the budget; - or - John Bull giving his breeches to save his bacon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 17 November 1796
NPG D12583

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

'Begging no robbery; - ie - voluntary contribution; - or - John Bull escaping a forced loan'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 December 1796
NPG D12588

'Le bonnet-rouge; - or - John Bull evading the hat tax', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12607

'Le bonnet-rouge; - or - John Bull evading the hat tax'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 April 1797
NPG D12607

Charles James Fox ('The tree of liberty, - with, the devil tempting John Bull'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12649

Charles James Fox ('The tree of liberty, - with, the devil tempting John Bull')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 May 1798
NPG D12649

John Bull taking a luncheon: - or - British cooks, cramming old grumble-gizzard, with bonne-chére, by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12661

John Bull taking a luncheon: - or - British cooks, cramming old grumble-gizzard, with bonne-chére

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 October 1798
NPG D12661

'French-taylor, fitting John Bull - with a

'French-taylor, fitting John Bull - with a "Jean de Bry"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 November 1799
NPG D12713

William Pitt ('The national parachute, - or - John Bull conducted to plenty and emancipation'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12791

William Pitt ('The national parachute, - or - John Bull conducted to plenty and emancipation')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 July 1802
NPG D12791

Napoléon Bonaparte ('John Bull offering little Boney fair play'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12819

Napoléon Bonaparte ('John Bull offering little Boney fair play')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 August 1803
NPG D12819

National Pursuits, by Charles Williams - NPG D46371

National Pursuits

by Charles Williams
hand-coloured etching, published for the proprietors of Town Talk 1 April 1812
NPG D46371

La Toilette d'un Anglais (John Bull), published by Paul André Basset - NPG D47437

La Toilette d'un Anglais (John Bull)

published by Paul André Basset
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
NPG D47437

Poor Bull & his Burden or the Political Murraion [Murrain], by George Cruikshank, published by  Thomas Tegg - NPG D46029

Poor Bull & his Burden or the Political Murraion [Murrain]

by George Cruikshank, published by Thomas Tegg
hand-coloured etching, published 15 December 1819
NPG D46029

The Broken Crown or, The Disasters of a Green-Bag Chief!!!, by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by  Orlando Hodgson - NPG D46037

The Broken Crown or, The Disasters of a Green-Bag Chief!!!

by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by Orlando Hodgson
hand-coloured etching and letterpress, circa November-December 1820
NPG D46037

All a Bottle of Smoke!! or John Bull and the Secret Committee, published by John Fairburn - NPG D46058

All a Bottle of Smoke!! or John Bull and the Secret Committee

published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published July 1820
NPG D46058

The Pilot Lost and the National Steamboat in Danger, by Charles Williams, published by  Samuel Knight - NPG D46027

The Pilot Lost and the National Steamboat in Danger

by Charles Williams, published by Samuel Knight
hand-coloured etching, published August 1827
NPG D46027

The Game Cock and the Dunghills, by Henry Heath, published by  John Fairburn - NPG D46031

The Game Cock and the Dunghills

by Henry Heath, published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1827
NPG D46031

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