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'French democrats surprising the royal runaways'

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'French democrats surprising the royal runaways', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 27 June 1791 - NPG D12422 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'French democrats surprising the royal runaways'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 27 June 1791
9 7/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (250 mm x 352 mm) plate size; 10 1/4 in. x 14 3/8 in. (261 mm x 365 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12422


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  • James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Hannah Humphrey (active 1778-1822), Publisher and printseller. Artist associated with 717 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.