Pitt & Fox

Caricaturists thrive when their targets are visually distinctive. Gillray received a gift in Pitt and Fox, as not only could both be easily caricatured, but their appearances contrasted strongly with each other. The contrast is most effectively seen in prints in which they both appear, such as A Smoking Club (D12470) and Bank-notes, - paper-money, - French-alarmists (D12601), when the fair, exaggeratedly slender figure of Pitt is contrasted with the portly, dark and unshaven Fox. A series of prints appeared in the early 1790s in which Gillray appeared to be playing with Pitt's shape. These include An excrescence; - a fungus; - alias - a toad-stool upon a dung-hill (D12435), and A sphere, projecting against a plane (D12438).

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'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

'Apothecaries - taylors, &c. conquering France and Spain'
probably by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 29 September 1779
NPG D12292

'A meeting of umbrellas'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 25 January 1782
NPG D12299

Samuel Johnson ('Old wisdom blinking at the stars')
by James Gillray, published by W. Rennie
published 10 March 1782
NPG D12300

'Dame rat, and her poor little ones'
by James Gillray, published by J. Browning
published 26 March 1782
NPG D12301

'Aside he turn'd for envy, yet with jealous leer malign, eyd them askance'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 12 December 1782
NPG D12302

'The German dancing master'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 5 April 1782
NPG D12303

'Banco to the knave'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 12 April 1782
NPG D12304

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement'
by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
published 10 May 1782
NPG D12305

'Rodney introducing de Grasse'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 7 June 1782
NPG D12306

'Monuments lately discovered on Salisbury Plain'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 15 June 1782
NPG D12309

'Gloria Mundi, or - the Devil addressing the sun'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 22 July 1782
NPG D12310

'The Jubilee'
by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
published 2 August 1782
NPG D12311

Edmund Burke ('Cincinnatus in retirement')
by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
published 23 August 1782
NPG D12313

'Jove in his chair'
by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
published 11 September 1782
NPG D12315

Sir Francis Buller, 1st Bt ('Judge Thumb')
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 27 November 1782
NPG D12316

'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

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

'Balaam, - or the majesty of the people'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 10 April 1783
NPG D12335

'The Times, Anno 1783'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 14 April 1783
NPG D12336

'A block for the wigs - or, the new state whirligig'
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 5 May 1783
NPG D12340

'Remorse'
by James Gillray, published by Robert Wilkinson
published 13 May 1783
NPG D12341

'Banditti'
by John Boyne, published by Edward Hedges
published 22 December 1783
NPG D12343

'General Blackbeard wounded at the battle of Leadenhall'
by John Boyne, published by Edward Hedges
published 5 January 1784
NPG D12344

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