© National Portrait Gallery, London
William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville ('A keen-sighted politician warming his imagination')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching, published 13 June 1795
13 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (350 mm x 249 mm) paper size
- 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 718 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- NPG D12529: William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville (companion portrait)
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