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'Tom Paine's nightly pest' (Charles James Fox; Thomas Paine; Joseph Priestley)

6 of 11 portraits of Thomas Paine

'Tom Paine's nightly pest' (Charles James Fox; Thomas Paine; Joseph Priestley), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 26 November 1792 - NPG D12464 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Tom Paine's nightly pest' (Charles James Fox; Thomas Paine; Joseph Priestley)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 26 November 1792
11 3/4 in. x 14 3/8 in. (298 mm x 364 mm) plate size; 12 in. x 14 5/8 in. (305 mm x 372 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12464


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Sittersback to top

  • Charles James Fox (1749-1806), Whig statesman. Sitter associated with 299 portraits.
  • Thomas Paine (1737-1809), Author of 'The Rights of Man'. Sitter in 11 portraits.
  • Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), Theologian and scientist. Sitter in 27 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • 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.