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Smoking club, 18th century artwork Featured James Gillray Print

Smoking club, 18th century artwork

Smoking club, 18th century artwork. The practice of smoking tobacco was popularised in England and Ireland in the 1580s and 1590s by the English soldier and explorer Sir Walter Raleigh (c.1552-1618). This artwork, by the English caricaturist James Gillray (1757-1815), shows members of the House of Commons puffing smoke at each other. Those present include the Speaker (left) Charles James Fox (1749-1806), the Prime Minister (second from left) William Pitt the Younger (1759-1806) and the Home Secretary (second from right) Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (1742-1811). This copy of this artwork was published in the work 'Tobacco, its History and Associations' (1859) by the English engraver Frederick William Fairholt (1814-1866)


Taxes! Taxes! Taxes Featured James Gillray Print

Taxes! Taxes! Taxes

Cartoon titled 'The Friend of the people and his petty-new tax gatherer paying John Bull a visit', depicting the tax man knocking on a door while shouting 'Taxes! Taxes! Taxes!', Great Britain, circa 1800. The cartoon shows a figure, surrounded by children, calling down from an upstairs window, 'Taxes! Taxes! Taxes! Why how am I to get money to pay them all? I shall very soon have neither house nor hole to put my head in' with the tax man replying, 'A house to put your head in? Why what the devil should you want with a house? Haven't you got a first floor room to live in? And if that is too dear can't you move into the garret or get into the cellar? Taxes must be had Johnny, come down with your cashit's all for the good of your dear country'. By James Gillray. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Cartoon, Confederated Coalition Featured James Gillray Print

Cartoon, Confederated Coalition

Cartoon, Confederated Coalition, or, The Giants storming Heaven, with the Gods alarmed for their everlasting abodes, by James Gillray. Depicting government ministers Hawkesbury, Addington and St. Vincent in Heaven, defending the Treasury against an army of Giants (opposition politicians, including Pitt and Fox) below them. Inspired by a speech by the Lord Chancellor in April 1804, with parodic references to Milton (Paradise Lost) and Bartolomeo Coriolano's engraving of Guido Reni's Fall of the Giants. Date: 1804

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