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Gillray's output was dominated by his political prints and it is probably through this aspect of his work that he is best known today. For most of his career he aimed his satires at government and opposition alike, criticising Whigs and Tories with equal venom. There was, however, a period in the late 1790s when he was paid a secret pension, or retainer, by William Pitt's Tory government. During this time he produced prints in association with George Canning's newspaper The Anti-Jacobin, published to oppose French revolutionary values. View of the hustings in Covent Garden (D12883) shows Richard Brinsley Sheridan being abused by the public during his campaign for election to Fox's seat after the latter's death.

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'The liberty of the subject', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12280

'The liberty of the subject'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 15 October 1779
NPG D12280

'The minister in. The minister out' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford), by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12983

'The minister in. The minister out' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1782
NPG D12983

'A warm birth for the old administration', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12332

'A warm birth for the old administration'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 2 April 1783
NPG D12332

'Coalition dance' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke), by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12334

'Coalition dance' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox; Edmund Burke)

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 April 1783
NPG D12334

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

'A block for the wigs - or, the new state whirligig'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 May 1783
NPG D12340

'Westminster school. or - Dr Busby settling accounts with Master-Billy and his playmates', by James Gillray, published by  James Ridgway - NPG D12993

'Westminster school. or - Dr Busby settling accounts with Master-Billy and his playmates'

by James Gillray, published by James Ridgway
hand-coloured etching, published 4 February 1785
NPG D12993

'Bubbles of opposition', by James Gillray - NPG D12385

'Bubbles of opposition'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 19 July 1788
NPG D12385

'Blood and co., setting fire to the tower, and stealing the crown', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12387

'Blood and co., setting fire to the tower, and stealing the crown'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 26 July 1788
NPG D12387

'A uniform whig' (King George III; Edmund Burke), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12431

'A uniform whig' (King George III; Edmund Burke)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 16 November 1791
NPG D12431

'The balance of power. - or -

'The balance of power. - or - "The posterity of the immortal Chatham, turn'd posture master"'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 April 1791
NPG D13004

'The hopes of the party, prior to July 14th -

'The hopes of the party, prior to July 14th - "From such wicked Crown & Anchor dreams, good Lord deliver us"'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 19 July 1791
NPG D13074

'A Birmingham toast, as given on the 14th of July, by the - Revolution Society', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13075

'A Birmingham toast, as given on the 14th of July, by the - Revolution Society'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 23 July 1791
NPG D13075

'Malagrida, driving post', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12441

'Malagrida, driving post'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and soft-ground etching, published 16 March 1792
NPG D12441

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

'Patriots amusing themselves; - or - Swedes practising at a post'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 19 April 1792
NPG D12449

'The fall of the Wolsey of the woolsack', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12457

'The fall of the Wolsey of the woolsack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 May 1792
NPG D12457

'The dagger scene; - or - the plot discover'd', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12467

'The dagger scene; - or - the plot discover'd'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 30 December 1792
NPG D12467

'Wha wants me?' (Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville; William Pitt), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13012

'Wha wants me?' (Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville; William Pitt)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 June 1792
NPG D13012