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The relationship between Great Britain and Ireland underwent a number of changes while Gillray was publishing his prints. In 1782 the Irish parliament gained legislative independence through the establishment of a new constitution. Irish gratitude (D12307) is a fairly gentle satire recording the Irish government’s gift of £50,000 to Henry Grattan for his role in securing this development. The print was published a fortnight after the event. In 1798 a political organisation called the United Irishmen led an unsuccessful rebellion. The result was the dissolution of the Irish parliament and the 1800 Act of Union, establishing the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

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'Paddy on horse-back'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 4 March 1779
NPG D12278

William Markham ('The church militant')
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 5 September 1779
NPG D12279

'The liberty of the subject'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 15 October 1779
NPG D12280

'Argus'
by James Gillray, published by W. Renegal
published 15 May 1780
NPG D12284

'Tom Jones, Partridge and the Beggar'
by James Gillray, published by Thomas Macklin
published 14 September 1780
NPG D12285

'Sophia, Honour and the Chambermaid'
by James Gillray, published by Thomas Macklin
published 1 August 1780
NPG D12286

'National discourse'
probably by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 9 August 1780
NPG D12287

'And Adam had power over all the beasts of the earth'
probably by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 9 January 1780
NPG D12288

King George III
by Thomas Rowlandson, published by I. Jones
published 10 December 1781
NPG D12289

King William IV and an unknown woman ('Wouski')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 23 January 1788
NPG D12290

'Ah, grant a me von letel bite'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 1 December 1780
NPG D12291

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