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Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Dramatist and parliamentary orator

Sitter associated with 162 portraits
Playwright and statesman; eloped with Elizabeth Linley whom he subsequently married, 1772; established his reputation with his comedy, The Rivals, 1775; manager of Drury Lane Theatre from 1776; The School for Scandal performed 1777. A favourite in society, he also embarked on a successful political career, becoming a Whig MP, 1780; noted as an orator; held office under Rockingham and Portland, and led the impeachment against Warren Hastings; friend and confidant of the Prince of Wales.

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D12515

'The lover's dream'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 24 January 1795
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D12517

'The genius of France triumphant, - or - Britannia petitioning for peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 February 1795
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D12519

'Patriotic regeneration, - viz. - Parliament reform'd, a la françois, - that is - honest men (ie - Opposition) in the seat of justice'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 2 March 1795
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D12520

'The prophet of Hebrews, - the prince of peace - conducting the Jews to the promis'd-land'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 March 1795
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D12528

'Presages of the millenium'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, engraving and aquatint, published 4 June 1795
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D12543

'The Republican attack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 1 November 1795
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D12548

'The royal bull-fight'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 November 1795
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D12549

'Retribution; - tarring and feathering; - or - the patriots revenge'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 November 1795
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D12550

'The Crown and Anchor libel, burnt by the public hangman'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 November 1795
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D13083

'Light expelling darkness, - evaporation of stygian exhalations, - or - the sun of the constitution, rising superior to the clouds of opposition'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, soft-ground etching and engraving, published 30 April 1795
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D12579

'Promis'd horrors of the French invasion, - or - forcible reasons for negotiating a regicide peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 October 1796
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D12407

'The generae of patriotism, - or - the Bloomsbury farmer, planting Bedfordshire wheat'

probably by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 3 February 1796
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D12553

'The presentation - or - the wise men's offering'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 January 1796
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D12560

'Democratic levelling; - alliance a la françoise; - or - the union of the coronet and clyster-pipe'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 4 March 1796
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D12575

'The dissolution; or - the alchymist producing an aetherial representation'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 May 1796
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D13022

'The dog tax' (Richard Brinsley Sheridan; William Pitt; Charles James Fox; Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 12 April 1796
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D12593

'The giant factotem amusing himself'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 21 January 1797
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D12592

'End of the Irish invasion; - or - the destruction of the French armada'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 January 1797
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