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'The bow to the throne, - alias - the begging bow'

17 of 36 portraits of Edward Thurlow, Baron Thurlow

'The bow to the throne, - alias - the begging bow', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores, published 6 May 1788 - NPG D12378 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The bow to the throne, - alias - the begging bow'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 6 May 1788
8 3/4 in. x 11 1/8 in. (221 mm x 282 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12378


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  • Samuel William Fores (baptised 1761-1838), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 64 portraits.
  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.