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John Bull

(active 1712-present), Fictitious epitomist of Englishness and British imperialism

Sitter associated with 143 portraits

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The Contrast (includes John Bull), published by Carington Bowles, after  Robert Dighton - NPG D47046

The Contrast (includes John Bull)

published by Carington Bowles, after Robert Dighton
mezzotint, circa 1783
NPG D47046

'John Bull's progress', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12476

'John Bull's progress'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 3 June 1793
NPG D12476

William Pitt ('Blindmans-buff - or - too many for John Bull'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12531

William Pitt ('Blindmans-buff - or - too many for John Bull')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 June 1795
NPG D12531

William Pitt ('The British butcher, supplying John Bull with a substitute for bread'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12541

William Pitt ('The British butcher, supplying John Bull with a substitute for bread')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 July 1795
NPG D12541

The Budget or John Bull Frightned [Frightened] out of his wits, by Isaac Cruikshank, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D47470

The Budget or John Bull Frightned [Frightened] out of his wits

by Isaac Cruikshank, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 20 November 1796
NPG D47470

'The wine duty; - or - the triumph of Bacchus & Silenus; with John Bulls remonstrance', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12567

'The wine duty; - or - the triumph of Bacchus & Silenus; with John Bulls remonstrance'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 April 1796
NPG D12567

'Opening of the budget; - or - John Bull giving his breeches to save his bacon', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12583

'Opening of the budget; - or - John Bull giving his breeches to save his bacon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 17 November 1796
NPG D12583

'Begging no robbery; - ie - voluntary contribution; - or - John Bull escaping a forced loan', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12588

'Begging no robbery; - ie - voluntary contribution; - or - John Bull escaping a forced loan'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 December 1796
NPG D12588

'Le bonnet-rouge; - or - John Bull evading the hat tax', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12607

'Le bonnet-rouge; - or - John Bull evading the hat tax'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 April 1797
NPG D12607

Charles James Fox ('The tree of liberty, - with, the devil tempting John Bull'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12649

Charles James Fox ('The tree of liberty, - with, the devil tempting John Bull')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 May 1798
NPG D12649

John Bull taking a luncheon: - or - British cooks, cramming old grumble-gizzard, with bonne-chére, by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12661

John Bull taking a luncheon: - or - British cooks, cramming old grumble-gizzard, with bonne-chére

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 October 1798
NPG D12661

'French-taylor, fitting John Bull - with a

'French-taylor, fitting John Bull - with a "Jean de Bry"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 18 November 1799
NPG D12713

John Bull and his Friends Commemorating the Peace, by Piercy Roberts, after  George Murgatroyd ('Moutard') Woodward - NPG D48174

John Bull and his Friends Commemorating the Peace

by Piercy Roberts, after George Murgatroyd ('Moutard') Woodward
hand-coloured etching, circa 1802
NPG D48174

William Pitt ('The national parachute, - or - John Bull conducted to plenty and emancipation'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12791

William Pitt ('The national parachute, - or - John Bull conducted to plenty and emancipation')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 July 1802
NPG D12791

Napoléon Bonaparte ('John Bull offering little Boney fair play'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12819

Napoléon Bonaparte ('John Bull offering little Boney fair play')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 August 1803
NPG D12819

John Bull's first Visit to his Old Friend the New Secretary (John Bull; Charles James Fox), by Charles Williams, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D47471

John Bull's first Visit to his Old Friend the New Secretary (John Bull; Charles James Fox)

by Charles Williams, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 3 March 1806
NPG D47471

Hungry Rats in an Empty Barn, by Charles Williams, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D47472

Hungry Rats in an Empty Barn

by Charles Williams, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published March 1806
NPG D47472

A Political Fair, by Charles Williams, published by  Thomas Tegg, after  George Murgatroyd ('Moutard') Woodward - NPG D48635

A Political Fair

by Charles Williams, published by Thomas Tegg, after George Murgatroyd ('Moutard') Woodward
hand-coloured etching, published 1 October 1807
NPG D48635

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