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'The board of controul, or the blessings of a Scotch dictator'

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'The board of controul, or the blessings of a Scotch dictator', by James Gillray, published by  R. Phillips, published 20 March 1787 - NPG D12359 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The board of controul, or the blessings of a Scotch dictator'

by James Gillray, published by R. Phillips
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 20 March 1787
10 3/4 in. x 14 5/8 in. (272 mm x 373 mm) plate size; 12 in. x 16 in. (305 mm x 405 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1962
Reference Collection
NPG D12359


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  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • R. Phillips (active 1787). Artist associated with 3 portraits.