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Samuel William Fores (baptised 1761-1838), Printseller and publisher

Artist associated with 64 portraits
In 1783, Samuel Fores founded a business as a printseller. He specialised in hand-coloured, singly issued satirical prints or caricatures, and became one of London's leading caricature publishers. Fores published cartoons designed by Gillray and Rowlandson among others, including Rowlandson's famous Comforts of Bath series. He was particularly innovative in marketing his prints, selling them wholesale and retail, and was one of the first to hire out folios of caricatures for the evening. Fores also offered other services such as frame making and teaching etching, and he kept a large stock of art supplies.

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D33164

Margaret Nicholson; King George III

by Unknown artist, published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 5 August 1786
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D16900

George Augustus Eliott, 1st Baron Heathfield ('The Cock of the Rock')

published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 24 May 1786
NPG D16900

D12354

'The Dutch divisions'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 23 June 1787
NPG D12354

D12362

'The Prince at Grasse'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 2 June 1787
NPG D12362

D12363

'The Prince in Clover'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 2 June 1787
NPG D12363

D12364

'The friendly agent' (Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III; Warren Hastings; John Scott-Waring)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 9 June 1787
NPG D12364

D12365

'The sick prince'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 16 June 1787
NPG D12365

D12366

'The theatrical war'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 30 June 1787
NPG D12366

D12994

'Dido forsaken'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 21 May 1787
NPG D12994

D12995

'Amsterdam in a dam'd predicament, - or - the last scene of the Republican pantomime'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1787
NPG D12995

D13060

'Ancient music'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1787
NPG D13060

D13061

'Monstrous craws, at a new coalition feast' (Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George IV; King George III)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
etching and aquatint, published 29 May 1787
NPG D13061

D13062

'Monstrous craws, at a new coalition feast' (Sophia Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George IV; King George III)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 29 May 1787
NPG D13062

D13064

'A march to the bank'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
etching, published 22 August 1787
NPG D13064

D12369

'The famous battle between Richard Humphreys and Daniel Mendoza...' (Richard Humphries; Daniel Mendoza)

by Unknown artist, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 11 January 1788
NPG D12369

D12370

'Foul play, or Humphreys and Johnson a match for Mendoza...' (Richard Humphries; Daniel Mendoza)

by Unknown artist, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 18 January 1788
NPG D12370

D12374

'Blood on thunder fording the Red Sea' (Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow; Warren Hastings)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1788
NPG D12374

D12375

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville ('Dun-Shaw')

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, aquatint and soft-ground etching, published 7 March 1788
NPG D12375

D12376

'The Westminster hunt'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 27 April 1788
NPG D12376

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