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'The soldier's return; - or - rare news for old England'

1 of 17 portraits of Frederica Charlotte Ulrica Catherina, Duchess of York and Albany

'The soldier's return; - or - rare news for old England', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 14 November 1791 - NPG D12430 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The soldier's return; - or - rare news for old England'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 14 November 1791
10 7/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (275 mm x 211 mm) plate size; 11 3/4 in. x 9 in. (299 mm x 228 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12430


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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.