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Gillray and the moon

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landings in July 1969 we have made a selection of prints by the caricaturist James Gillray featuring the moon. Gillray is one of many figures represented in the Gallery's collection who have been inspired by the moon over many centuries. Prints from the National Portrait Gallery collection are available to buy from as little as £6 and £25 for a framed print. To order, select your image and then on the next page click on the 'Buy a print of this image' link beneath it. International shipping available.

Can you find his representation of the moon in all of these portraits? Use the Image zoom function if you can't see it straight away!

 

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'Wierd sisters; ministers of darkness; minions of the moon'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 23 December 1791
NPG D12436

'Tom Paine's nightly pest' (Charles James Fox; Thomas Paine; Joseph Priestley)
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 10 December 1792
NPG D12464

William Pitt ('John Bull bother'd; - or - the geese alarming the capitol')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 19 December 1792
NPG D12465

Charles James Fox ('The slough of despond')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 2 January 1793
NPG D12468

Charles James Fox ('French-telegraph making signals in the dark')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 26 January 1795
NPG D12516

Napoléon Bonaparte ('The valley of the shadow of death')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 24 September 1808
NPG D12912

'Phaeton alarm'd!'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 22 March 1808
NPG D13115

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville ('Dun-Shaw')
by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
published 7 March 1788
NPG D12375

'The castle in the moon'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 22 August 1782
NPG D12987

'The genius of France triumphant, - or - Britannia petitioning for peace'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 2 February 1795
NPG D12517

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