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'Fools eloquence'

6 of 35 portraits of James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale

'Fools eloquence', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 6 January 1795 - NPG D12505 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Fools eloquence'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 6 January 1795
4 5/8 in. x 3 1/8 in. (119 mm x 80 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12505


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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.

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  • NPG D12510: 'Bar eloquence' (from same series as)
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