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'The Dutch divisions'

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'The Dutch divisions', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores, published 23 June 1787 - NPG D12354 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The Dutch divisions'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 23 June 1787
5 7/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (149 mm x 223 mm) plate size; 6 1/4 in. x 9 3/8 in. (160 mm x 238 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12354


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  • Samuel William Fores (baptised 1761-1838), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 63 portraits.
  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.