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Peace with France

Gillray's attitude to peace with France reflects the anti-Jacobin tendencies found throughout his work. The genius of France triumphant, - or - Britannia petitioning for peace (D12517) satirises Opposition motions for peace in the 1790s. A print published during the short lived Peace of Amiens (1802-1803), The first kiss this ten years! - or - the meeting of Britannia and Citizen François (D12797) allowed Gillray to exercise his talent for national stereotypes. A richly dressed and portly Britannia, who has cast aside her shield and trident, is embraced by a dishevelled Frenchman in military uniform. In her speech bubble she expresses her fear of deception, while Napoleon and George III in the portraits on the wall behind, apparently shaking hands, wear suspicious expressions.

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'Preliminaries of peace! - or - John Bull, and his little friends "marching to Paris"'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 6 October 1801
NPG D12768

'Political dreamings! - Visions of peace! - Perspective horrors!'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 9 November 1801
NPG D12769

'Metallic-tractors'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 11 November 1801
NPG D12770

'Forming a line on the parade'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 12 November 1801
NPG D12771

Thomas Ogle (' - "Don't tell me of Major Semple! - ..."')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 18 November 1801
NPG D12772

'Anacreontick's in full song'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 1 December 1801
NPG D12773

Elizabeth Billington (née Weichsel) ('A bravura air mandane')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 22 December 1801
NPG D12775

Sholto Henry Maclellan, 9th Baron Kirkcudbright ('Lordly elevation')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 6 January 1802
NPG D12776

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