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Maria Anne Fitzherbert (née Smythe) ('Patent-bolsters; - le moyèn d'etre en-bon-point')

10 of 24 portraits of Maria Anne Fitzherbert (née Smythe)

Maria Anne Fitzherbert (née Smythe) ('Patent-bolsters; - le moyèn d'etre en-bon-point'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 13 October 1791 - NPG D12427 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Maria Anne Fitzherbert (née Smythe) ('Patent-bolsters; - le moyèn d'etre en-bon-point')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 October 1791
10 7/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (276 mm x 176 mm) plate size; 12 5/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (322 mm x 214 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12427


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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.