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British victories

After he was awarded a 'pension', or salary, by William Pitt in 1797, Gillray's prints tended to be supportive of government policy, including its handling of the war against Napoleonic France. Fighting for the dunghill: - or - Jack Tar settling Buonaparte (D12666) shows a British sailor (a 'Jack Tar') giving a skinny figure representing Napoleon a bloody nose after the Royal Navy's overwhelming victory over the French at the Battle of the Nile. Nelson's Victory; - or - good-news operating upon loyal-feelings (D12659) on the other hand, shows the dismay of the opposition, who opposed the war, on receiving the news.

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'Nelson's Victory; - or - good-news operating upon loyal-feelings'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 3 October 1798
NPG D12659

Horatio Nelson ('Extirpation of the plagues of Egypt ...
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 6 October 1798
NPG D12660

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

'Doublûres of characters; - or - striking resemblances in phisiognomy'
by James Gillray, published by John Wright
published 1 November 1798
NPG D12663

'"- Gentle manners, with affections mild, in wit a man, simplicity a child"'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 4 November 1798
NPG D12664

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