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'The fall of the Wolsey of the woolsack'

6 of 67 portraits of William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

'The fall of the Wolsey of the woolsack', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 24 May 1792 - NPG D12457 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The fall of the Wolsey of the woolsack'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 24 May 1792
9 3/4 in. x 13 3/4 in. (247 mm x 348 mm) plate size; 10 1/4 in. x 14 3/8 in. (260 mm x 364 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12457


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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.