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At the time Gillray was producing his prints William Wilberforce was working for the abolition of the slave trade. Barbarities in the West Indias (D12417) was published just days after the incident shown was mentioned during the parliamentary debate on Wilberforce's motion. Anti-saccharrites, or - John Bull and his family leaving off the use of sugar (D12446) reflects a movement to boycott sugar as a protest against the slave trade, but Gillray suggests that the King and Queen adopt this measure out of miserliness rather than concern for slaves. The Bengal levee (D13079) includes a host of caricatured attendees at one of Governor-General Cornwallis’s weekly levees at Government House, Calcutta. It is inscribed 'from an Original Drawing made on the spot, by an Amateur'.

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'A ministerial fact; or, a squib of the first day' (Charles James Fox; King George III)
by Unknown artist, published by William Holland
published 2 August 1786
NPG D12318

Queen Elizabeth I ('The great and glorious days of Queen Bess')
by Unknown artist, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 30 June 1781
NPG D12319

'The discarded viceroy silenced' (Charles James Fox and two others)
by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
published 22 May 1782
NPG D12320

'Rodney triumphant - or - Admiral Lee Shore in the dumps'
by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
published 31 May 1782
NPG D12321

'Malagrida and conspirators, consulting the ghost of Oliver Cromwell'
by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
published June 1782
NPG D12323

'Guy Vaux'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published circa June 1782
NPG D12324

'A modern antique'
probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 26 November 1782
NPG D12325

Lady Cecilia Johnston ('St Cecilia')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 24 April 1782
NPG D12326

'Une femme d'esprit'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 22 June 1795
NPG D12327

'Paridise regain'd' (King George IV; Charles James Fox; Mary Robinson (née Darby))
probably by James Gillray, published by J. Langham
published 20 February 1783
NPG D12329

Horse and rider
by Unknown artist
circa 1783
NPG D12330

'A warm birth for the old administration'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 2 April 1783
NPG D12332

'The lord of the vineyard'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 3 April 1783
NPG D12333

'Coalition dance' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke)
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 5 April 1783
NPG D12334

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