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'A block for the wigs - or, the new state whirligig'

19 of 29 portraits of Augustus Keppel, Viscount Keppel

'A block for the wigs - or, the new state whirligig', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey, published 5 May 1783 - NPG D12340 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'A block for the wigs - or, the new state whirligig'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 May 1783
9 3/4 in. x 13 3/4 in. (247 mm x 349 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12340


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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.

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