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Cartoon, British Tars, towing the Danish Fleet into Harbour Featured James Gillray Print

Cartoon, British Tars, towing the Danish Fleet into Harbour

Cartoon, British Tars, towing the Danish Fleet into Harbour; the Broadbottom Leviathan trying to swamp Billy's old Boat, & the little Corsican tottering on the Clouds of Ambition, by James Gillray. Showing outgoing coalition ministers spouting water ineffectively at a boat named the Billy Pitt (after the former Prime Minister). John Bull sits outside a pub named The Good Old Royal George and shout Rule Britannia. A small Napoleon up in the sky looks on in consternation. The three sailors are Hawkesbury, Castlereagh and Canning, who have replaced the former ministers. The cartoon is a comment on an international power struggle and an invasion plot which was foiled. Date: 1807

© The Sharp Illustration Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Cartoon, The Cow Pock Featured James Gillray Print

Cartoon, The Cow Pock

Cartoon, The Cow Pock, or, the Wonderful Effects of the New Inoculation! by James Gillray. Depicting a scene at the Smallpox and Inoculation Hospital, St Pancras, London, with a cowpox vaccine being administered to an apprehensive woman, and cow shapes emerging from different parts of people's bodies. There was controversy over this new treatment being used against the dreaded smallpox, with fears that bovine features might result. The doctor depicted could represent either Edward Jenner or another medical man, George Pearson. Date: 1802

© The Sharp Illustration Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library

Cartoon, Integrity retiring from Office Featured James Gillray Print

Cartoon, Integrity retiring from Office

Cartoon, Integrity retiring from Office! by James Gillray. The outgoing Tory government ministers, led by William Pitt, leave through the Treasury arch. Following Pitt are Dundas, Grenville, Spencer and Loughborough. On the left are members of the Whig opposition, led by Sheridan and Tierney. Behind are Jekyll, Bedford, Nicholls, Tyrwhitt Jones, Norfolk and Burdett. Pitt had resigned because he had promised the Irish a measure of Catholic emancipation, but George III refused to support this. Date: 1801

© The Sharp Illustration Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library