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King George III

Gillray's depictions of George III vary in their treatment of the king. On the one hand, his perceived faults, such as miserliness, could be the object of satire as in Temperance enjoying a frugal meal (D12461); on the other he could be identified positively with Britain or even as John Bull in prints relating to the war with France. Death of the Corsican-fox (D12818) for example shows the king as a huntmaster holding up Napoleon, in the form of a fox, to a pack of hounds with collars identified as victorious British admirals.

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'A duet' (Thomas Vanhagen?)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 14 May 1792
NPG D12452

'Spouting' (Elizabeth Bridget Fox (née Cane); Charles James Fox)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 14 May 1792
NPG D12453

'A Spencer and a thread-paper'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 17 May 1792
NPG D12454

'Scotch Harry's news; - or - nincumpoop in high glee'
by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
published 23 May 1792
NPG D12455

'Vices overlook'd in the new proclamation'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 24 May 1792
NPG D12456

'The fall of the Wolsey of the woolsack'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 24 May 1792
NPG D12457

'Sin, Death, and the Devil'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 9 June 1792
NPG D12458

King George IV ('A voluptuary under the horrors of digestion')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 2 July 1792
NPG D12460

'French liberty British slavery'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 21 December 1792
NPG D12466

'The dagger scene; - or - the plot discover'd'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 30 December 1792
NPG D12467

Charles James Fox ('The slough of despond')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 2 January 1793
NPG D12468

'Sans-culottes, feeding Europe with the bread of liberty'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 12 January 1793
NPG D12469

'A smoking club'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 13 February 1793
NPG D12470

Charles James Fox ('A democrat; - or - reason and philosophy')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 1 March 1793
NPG D12472

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