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145 Portraits in set: James Sayers etchings, 1782-1808

In 1905, the National Portrait Gallery purchased a collection of prints by James Sayers (1748-1823). The disbound prints, arranged in loose chronological order, were selected in 1818 by Sayers himself as a gift for his friend Robert Appleyard. The collection includes Sayers's letter to Appleyard explaining that he had 'selected a very good set of impressions'. Many of the prints are annotated and identified to afford 'some Explanation of the Characters, which every year renders more necessary'. The collection includes Sayers's best known print Carlo Khan's Triumphal Entry into Leadenhall Street (1783), and also his set of eight satirical prints likening members of Fox's Opposition to French republicans.

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D9542

Richard Brinsley Sheridan ('A peep behind the curtain at Drury Lane')

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching and aquatint, published 14 January 1780
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D9008

Richard Rigby

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9008

D9553

'Date obolum Belisario' (Isaac Barre; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne))

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 24 August 1782
NPG D9553

D9562

'Paradise lost'

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 July 1782
NPG D9562

D9566

Sir Francis Molineux; Robert Quarme

by James Sayers
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9566

D9592

Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9592

D9620

Isaac Barre

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9620

D9622

Henry Bathurst, 2nd Earl Bathurst

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9622

D9638

George Bodens

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 4 June 1782
NPG D9638

D9661

John Burgoyne

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9661

D9665

Edmund Burke

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9665

D9675

Lord John Cavendish

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 3 July 1782
NPG D9675

D9728

Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D9728

D9742

Charles James Fox ('Vox populi')

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9742

D9758

Bamber Gascoyne

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9758

D9769

Augustus Henry Fitzroy, 3rd Duke of Grafton

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D9769

D9771

Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9771

D9780

Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D9780

D9822

William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne)

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D9822

D9858

Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 6 April 1782
NPG D9858

D9877

Charles Howard, 11th Duke of Norfolk

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D9877

D9882

Robert Nugent, Earl Nugent

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 14 May 1782
NPG D9882

D9884

George Onslow ('Game')

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 7 June 1782
NPG D9884

D9917

Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 3 July 1782
NPG D9917

D9925

Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9925

D9937

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 3 July 1782
NPG D9937

D9950

Charles Stanhope, 3rd Earl Stanhope

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9950

D9964

Sir Charles Turner, 1st Bt

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9964

D9984

John Wilkes

by James Sayers, published by Charles Bretherton
etching, published 17 June 1782
NPG D9984

D9540

'A coalition medal struck in brass' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)

by James Sayers, published by Edward Hedges
etching and stipple engraving, published 3 March 1783
NPG D9540

D9548

Captain Bird; Miss Snow

by James Sayers, published by H. Bretherton
etching and aquatint, published 19 July 1783
NPG D9548

D9565

'Qui color ater erat nunc est contrarius atro'

by James Sayers, published by Edward Hedges
etching, published 17 March 1783
NPG D9565

D9567

'The Coalition Stagecoach'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 5 May 1783
NPG D9567

D9570

'The mask' (Charles James Fox; Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford)

by James Sayers, published by H. Bretherton
etching and stipple engraving, published 21 May 1783
NPG D9570

D9747

Charles James Fox ('A transfer of East India stock')

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 25 November 1783
NPG D9747

D9748

'Carlo Khan's triumphal entry into Leadenhall Street'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 5 December 1783
NPG D9748

D12233

'Razor's levee, or ye heads of a new Whig ad...........n on a broad bottom'

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 21 April 1783
NPG D12233

D9691

Charles Wolfran Cornwall

by James Sayers, published by James Bretherton
etching, published 14 July 1784
NPG D9691

D9743

Charles James Fox ('The fall of Phaeton')

by James Sayers, published by Thomas Cornell
etching, published 6 January 1784
NPG D9743