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'Britannia between Scylla and Charybdis' (Charles James Fox; Joseph Priestley; Richard Brinsley Sheridan; William Pitt)

14 of 27 portraits of Joseph Priestley

'Britannia between Scylla and Charybdis' (Charles James Fox; Joseph Priestley; Richard Brinsley Sheridan; William Pitt), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 8 April 1793 - NPG D12475 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Britannia between Scylla and Charybdis' (Charles James Fox; Joseph Priestley; Richard Brinsley Sheridan; William Pitt)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 8 April 1793
11 7/8 in. x 14 1/4 in. (304 mm x 363 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12475


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Sittersback to top

  • Charles James Fox (1749-1806), Whig statesman. Sitter associated with 299 portraits.
  • William Pitt (1759-1806), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 167 portraits.
  • Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), Theologian and scientist. Sitter in 27 portraits.
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Dramatist and parliamentary orator. Sitter associated with 162 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.