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'The Crown and Anchor libel, burnt by the public hangman'

8 of 67 portraits of Thomas Erskine, 1st Baron Erskine

'The Crown and Anchor libel, burnt by the public hangman', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 28 November 1795 - NPG D12550 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'The Crown and Anchor libel, burnt by the public hangman'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 28 November 1795
9 5/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. (246 mm x 347 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12550


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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.