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Gillray's prints include a number of references to clubs. In A smoking club (D12470) he likens the House of Commons to a smoking club in which members rudely blow smoke at each other. The signpost in The kettle hooting the porridge-pot (D12986) points to Brooks's club, at which Charles James Fox had built up large gambling debts.

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'The Union Club'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 21 January 1801
NPG D12754

'Integrity retiring from office!'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 24 February 1801
NPG D12756

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