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King George III was not an especially unpopular monarch and while Gillray features him in many satirical prints, he is not caricatured in an especially cruel way. For some reason, Gillray reserved a special venom for George III's wife, Queen Charlotte. In Anti-saccharrites, - or - John Bull and his family leaving off the use of sugar (D12933) for example, Queen Charlotte's features are grotesquely exaggerated, with her gap-toothed smile revealing teeth filed to sharp points. In comparison, the features of the king and the royal daughters are only mildly caricatured. The reason for Gillray's animosity to Queen Charlotte is unclear.

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'Monstrous craws, at a new coalition feast' (Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George IV; King George III), by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13062

'Monstrous craws, at a new coalition feast' (Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; King George IV; King George III)

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 29 May 1787
NPG D13062

'The soldier's return; - or - rare news for old England', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12430

'The soldier's return; - or - rare news for old England'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 14 November 1791
NPG D12430

'The introduction', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12432

'The introduction'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 November 1791
NPG D12432

'The York-minuet', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12434

'The York-minuet'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 December 1791
NPG D12434

'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

'Vices overlook'd in the new proclamation', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12456

'Vices overlook'd in the new proclamation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 May 1792
NPG D12456

'Pantagruel's victorious return to the court of Gargantua.  After extirpating the soup-meagres of Bouille land', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12484

'Pantagruel's victorious return to the court of Gargantua. After extirpating the soup-meagres of Bouille land'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 10 February 1794
NPG D12484

'Le baiser a la Wirtembourg' (Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal; Friedrich I, King of Württemberg), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12608

'Le baiser a la Wirtembourg' (Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal; Friedrich I, King of Württemberg)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 15 April 1797
NPG D12608

'The bridal night', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12613

'The bridal night'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 18 May 1797
NPG D12613

Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover ('A portrait'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12717

Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover ('A portrait')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 30 July 1799
NPG D12717

King William IV ('An illustrious character'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12718

King William IV ('An illustrious character')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1802
NPG D12718

King William IV ('The royal lounger'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12831

King William IV ('The royal lounger')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 June 1804
NPG D12831

'The reconciliation', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12833

'The reconciliation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 November 1804
NPG D12833

'The guardian-angel', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12842

'The guardian-angel'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 22 April 1805
NPG D12842