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Royal mistresses

As the Prince of Wales and his brothers provided so much subject matter for Gillray, inevitably their mistresses also became targets. One of Gillray’s cruellest caricatures must be Lubber's-hole, - alias - the crackd Jordan (D13007). This represents the actress Dorothy Jordan, mistress of the Duke of Clarence (later William IV) as a large cracked chamber pot into which the Duke thrusts his upper body. 'Jordan' was a slang term for a chamber pot and the sexual symbolism of this image is obvious and hard-hitting.

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'A back view of the cape'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 23 March 1792
NPG D12444

'Neck or nothing'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 23 March 1792
NPG D12445

'Anti-saccharrites, - or - John Bull and his family leaving off the use of sugar'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 27 March 1792
NPG D12446

'Modern hospitality, - or - a friendly party in high life'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 31 March 1792
NPG D12447

Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherina, Duchess of York and Albany
by Charlotte Zethen, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 10 April 1792
NPG D12448

'Patriots amusing themselves; - or - Swedes practising at a post'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 19 April 1792
NPG D12449

'Austrian bugaboo, funking the French army'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 12 May 1792
NPG D12451

'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

'A Connoisseur examining a Cooper' (Oliver Cromwell (in portrait); King George III)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 18 June 1792
NPG D12459

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

'Temperance enjoying a frugal meal' (Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 28 July 1792
NPG D12461

'The visit to Piccadilly; - or - a Prussian reception'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 12 July 1792
NPG D12462

'The reception of the diplomatique and his suite, at the Court of Pekin'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 14 September 1792
NPG D12463

'Tom Paine's nightly pest' (Charles James Fox; Thomas Paine; Joseph Priestley)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 10 December 1792
NPG D12464

William Pitt ('John Bull bother'd; - or - the geese alarming the capitol')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 19 December 1792
NPG D12465

'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

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