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'And Adam had power over all the beasts of the earth'

2 of 6 portraits of William Adam

'And Adam had power over all the beasts of the earth', probably by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey, published 9 January 1780 - NPG D12288 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'And Adam had power over all the beasts of the earth'

probably by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 January 1780
7 3/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (187 mm x 264 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12288


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  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • William Humphrey (1742?-before 1815), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 69 portraits.