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Fashion and Society

Gillray is well known for his prints inspired by contemporary events, but he also made fun of the world of fashion.  Prints looking humorously at the extremes of fashionable clothing were sometimes based on sketches made by amateur artists.  For example, A back view of the cape (D12444) shows the fashion for large cape collars, as well as hair powder worn ostentatiously on the shoulders of the jacket.  An inscription on this print tells us that it was based on a sketch by a Miss Keate.

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Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Bury (née Campbell) ('Modern elegance')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 22 May 1795
NPG D12524

King William IV ('A true British tar')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 28 May 1795
NPG D12526

'John Bull ground down'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 1 June 1795
NPG D12527

'Presages of the millenium'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 4 June 1795
NPG D12528

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 8 June 1795
NPG D12529

'What a cur 'tis!' (Sir Roger Curtis, 1st Bt; Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 9 June 1795
NPG D12530

William Pitt ('Blindmans-buff - or - too many for John Bull')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 12 June 1795
NPG D12531

Albinia, Countess of Buckinghamshire ('Enter Cowslip with a bowl of cream')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 13 June 1795
NPG D12532

William Frederick, 2nd Duke of Gloucester ('A slice of Glo'ster cheese')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 29 June 1795
NPG D12534

'Parasols, for 1795'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 15 June 1795
NPG D12535

'Characters in high life'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 20 June 1795
NPG D12536

'The shadow of a duke'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 25 June 1795
NPG D12537

'A lady putting on her cap, - June 1795'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 30 June 1795
NPG D12538

John Burgess ('A burgess of Warwick Lane')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 3 July 1795
NPG D12539

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 4 July 1795
NPG D12540

William Pitt ('The British butcher, supplying John Bull with a substitute for bread')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 6 July 1795
NPG D12541

William Pitt ('The sleep-walker')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 1 November 1795
NPG D12542

'The Republican attack'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 1 November 1795
NPG D12543

'A decent story'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 9 November 1795
NPG D12544

Mrs Sophie White
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23189

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23190

Unknown man
by George Estall
1879
NPG D23191

Study of an unknown man and woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23192

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23193

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23194

Three unknown women
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23195

Head of a horse
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23196

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23197

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23198

Unknown cavalryman on horseback
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23199

Sketch of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23200

Unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23201

Sketch of an unknown guardsman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23210

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23211

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23213

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23215

Unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23216

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23217

Unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23218

Unknown guardsman and liveryman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23219

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23220

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23221

Sketch of two unknown women
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23222

Figure study of an unknown woman
by George Estall
late 19th century
NPG D23223

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