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At the time Gillray was producing his prints William Wilberforce was working for the abolition of the slave trade. Barbarities in the West Indias (D12417) was published just days after the incident shown was mentioned during the parliamentary debate on Wilberforce's motion. Anti-saccharrites, or - John Bull and his family leaving off the use of sugar (D12446) reflects a movement to boycott sugar as a protest against the slave trade, but Gillray suggests that the King and Queen adopt this measure out of miserliness rather than concern for slaves. The Bengal levee (D13079) includes a host of caricatured attendees at one of Governor-General Cornwallis’s weekly levees at Government House, Calcutta. It is inscribed 'from an Original Drawing made on the spot, by an Amateur'.

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'John Bull triumphant', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12283

'John Bull triumphant'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 January 1780
NPG D12283

'Argus', by James Gillray, published by  W. Renegal - NPG D12284

'Argus'

by James Gillray, published by W. Renegal
hand-coloured etching, published 15 May 1780
NPG D12284

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

'Britania's assassination. Or the Repulicans amusement'

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 10 May 1782
NPG D12305

'The castle in the moon', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12987

'The castle in the moon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 August 1782
NPG D12987

'The nabob rumbled or a Lord Advocates amusement' (Captain Rumbold; Sir Thomas Rumbold; Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville), by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12317

'The nabob rumbled or a Lord Advocates amusement' (Captain Rumbold; Sir Thomas Rumbold; Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville)

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1783
NPG D12317

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

'The Times, Anno 1783'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 April 1783
NPG D12336

'A sale of English-beauties, in the East Indies', by James Gillray, published by  William Holland - NPG D13054

'A sale of English-beauties, in the East Indies'

by James Gillray, published by William Holland
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 16 May 1786
NPG D13054

'The board of controul, or the blessings of a Scotch dictator', by James Gillray, published by  R. Phillips - NPG D12359

'The board of controul, or the blessings of a Scotch dictator'

by James Gillray, published by R. Phillips
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 March 1787
NPG D12359

'The friendly agent' (Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III; Warren Hastings; John Scott-Waring), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12364

'The friendly agent' (Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George III; Warren Hastings; John Scott-Waring)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 9 June 1787
NPG D12364

'Blood on thunder fording the Red Sea' (Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow; Warren Hastings), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12374

'Blood on thunder fording the Red Sea' (Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow; Warren Hastings)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1788
NPG D12374

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville ('Dun-Shaw'), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12375

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville ('Dun-Shaw')

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, aquatint and soft-ground etching, published 7 March 1788
NPG D12375

'Barbarities in the West Indias [Indies]', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12417

'Barbarities in the West Indias [Indies]'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 23 April 1791
NPG D12417

'The coming-on of the monsoons; - or - the retreat from Seringapatam', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13008

'The coming-on of the monsoons; - or - the retreat from Seringapatam'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 December 1791
NPG D13008

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

'Anti-saccharrites, - or - John Bull and his family leaving off the use of sugar'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 27 March 1792
NPG D12446

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

'Scotch Harry's news; - or - nincumpoop in high glee'

by James Gillray, published by James Aitken
hand-coloured etching, published 23 May 1792
NPG D12455

'The Bengal levee', by and published by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13079

'The Bengal levee'

by and published by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1792
NPG D13079

'The Leadenhall volunteer, drest in his shawl', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12480

'The Leadenhall volunteer, drest in his shawl'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 8 March 1797
NPG D12480

'Count Roupee', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12616

'Count Roupee'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 June 1797
NPG D12616