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As well as his more familiar caricatures and political satires, Gillray also produced a smaller number of ‘straight’ prints. These range from a series showing Turkish costumes, including The Grand Sultan (D12491), to genre pictures such as The triumph of benevolence (D13059). An element of humour or satire can be detected even in these apparently serious prints however. Perhaps most noteworthy is Gillray's attempt to produce a straightforward portrait of Prime Minister William Pitt (D13068). Despite Gillray's best efforts the face is virtually a caricature. His publisher refused to produce the agreed number of prints, so Gillray engraved a second plate for another publisher; this again was a failure.

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'The Grand Sultana', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12497

'The Grand Sultana'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 November 1794
NPG D12497

'A common soldier of the Janizaries', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12498

'A common soldier of the Janizaries'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 November 1794
NPG D12498

'A colonel of the Janizaries', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12499

'A colonel of the Janizaries'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 November 1794
NPG D12499

'The concubine of the Grand Sultan', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12500

'The concubine of the Grand Sultan'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 November 1794
NPG D12500

'A Turkish woman of Constantinople', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12501

'A Turkish woman of Constantinople'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 November 1794
NPG D12501

'A Greek lady', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12502

'A Greek lady'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 November 1794
NPG D12502

'An Armenian woman', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12503

'An Armenian woman'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 November 1794
NPG D12503

'Une femme d'esprit', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12327

'Une femme d'esprit'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 June 1795
NPG D12327