Gillray and Europe

The caricaturist James Gillray had a lot to say about Britain's relationship with events in Europe just over two hundred years ago. Come and explore his view on the relationship at that time in a selection of prints from the Gallery's collection.

Prints from the National Portrait Gallery collection are available to buy from as little as £6.00. To order, select your image and then on the next page click on the 'Buy a print of this image' link beneath it. You can choose unframed prints, starting from £6.00, and framed prints, starting from £70. Sizes available: 15 x 10 cm on satin paper, A4, A3 and A2 prints on art etch and satin paper and A3 images on A2 canvas. International shipping available.

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'Destruction of the French collossus'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 1 November 1798
NPG D12662

Napoléon Bonaparte ('Fighting for the dunghill: - or - Jack Tar settling Buonaparte')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 20 November 1798
NPG D12666

'St George and the dragon' (Britannia; Napoléon Bonaparte; King George III)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 2 August 1805
NPG D13111

'The magnanimous-minister, chastising Prussian-perfidy'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 2 May 1806
NPG D12865

'Britannia'
probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 25 June 1791
NPG D12421

'French liberty British slavery'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 21 December 1792
NPG D12466

'Allied-powers, un-booting egalité' (Napoléon Bonaparte; William V, Prince of Orange?)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 1 September 1799
NPG D12705

'Germans eating sour-krout'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 7 May 1803
NPG D12809

'Preliminaries of peace! - or - John Bull, and his little friends "marching to Paris"'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 6 October 1801
NPG D12768

'The first kiss this ten years! - or - the meeting of Britannia and Citizen François'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 1 January 1803
NPG D12797

King George III ('The French invasion; - or - John Bull, bombarding the bum-boats')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 5 November 1793
NPG D13016

'Evacuation of Malta' (Napoléon Bonaparte; Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 9 February 1803
NPG D13039

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