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Sir Philip Francis

(1740-1818), Whig politician and pamphleteer

Sitter in 16 portraits
Politician; he is believed to have been the author of the anonymous 'Junius' letters, which attacked the government and the political influence of George III. Sent to Calcutta in 1774 as an adviser, he came into conflict with Warren Hastings, accusing him of corruption. Their rivalry ended in a duel which left Francis wounded.

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Sir Philip Francis, by James Lonsdale - NPG 334

Sir Philip Francis

by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1806-1810
NPG 334

'Thunder, lightning and smoke', published by William Moore, and published by  W. Dickie - NPG D15004

'Thunder, lightning and smoke'

published by William Moore, and published by W. Dickie
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1783
NPG D15004

'A puerile attack upon an old servant', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D12244

'A puerile attack upon an old servant'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 17 March 1787
NPG D12244

'The princess's bow alias the Bow Begum', by James Sayers, published by  Thomas Cornell - NPG D9573

'The princess's bow alias the Bow Begum'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 1 May 1788
NPG D9573

Sir Philip Francis ('I hate Alonzo Zanga'), by James Sayers, published by  James Bretherton - NPG D9754

Sir Philip Francis ('I hate Alonzo Zanga')

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 31 March 1788
NPG D9754

'The impeachment', by James Sayers - NPG D12245

'The impeachment'

by James Sayers
etching, 1788?
NPG D12245

'The Westminster hunt', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12376

'The Westminster hunt'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 27 April 1788
NPG D12376

'Opposition-', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12382

'Opposition-'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1788
NPG D12382

'Impeachment ticket. For the trial of W-rr-n H-st-ngs Esqr', by James Gillray - NPG D12943

'Impeachment ticket. For the trial of W-rr-n H-st-ngs Esqr'

by James Gillray
hand-coloured etching, circa February 1788
NPG D12943

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788, by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D13065

'The installation-supper, as given at the Pantheon, by the Knights of the Bath on the 26th of May, 1788

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 4 June 1788
NPG D13065

Sir Philip Francis ('Francois Philippeaux'), by James Sayers, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D9755

Sir Philip Francis ('Francois Philippeaux')

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
soft-ground etching, published 12 May 1794
NPG D9755

'The last scene of the managers farce', by James Sayers, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12249

'The last scene of the managers farce'

by James Sayers, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 8 May 1795
NPG D12249

Sir Philip Francis, by and published by Thomas Goff Lupton, and published by  William Cribb, after  James Lonsdale - NPG D37793

Sir Philip Francis

by and published by Thomas Goff Lupton, and published by William Cribb, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 4 June 1817
NPG D37793

Sir Philip Francis, by and published by Thomas Goff Lupton, and published by  William Cribb, after  James Lonsdale - NPG D8820

Sir Philip Francis

by and published by Thomas Goff Lupton, and published by William Cribb, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 4 June 1817
NPG D8820

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Sir Philip Francis ('I hate Alonzo Zanga')

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 31 March 1788
NPG D15064

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