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'John Bull and his dog Faithful' (William Pitt; Charles James Fox; Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey)

11 of 166 portraits of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

'John Bull and his dog Faithful' (William Pitt; Charles James Fox; Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 20 April 1796 - NPG D12566 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'John Bull and his dog Faithful' (William Pitt; Charles James Fox; Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 April 1796
10 in. x 14 in. (255 mm x 357 mm) plate size; 10 3/8 in. x 14 5/8 in. (262 mm x 372 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12566


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Sittersback to top

  • John Bull (supposed active 1712), Fictitious epitomist of Englishness and British imperialism. Sitter associated with 94 portraits.
  • Charles James Fox (1749-1806), Whig statesman. Sitter associated with 299 portraits.
  • Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 166 portraits.
  • William Pitt (1759-1806), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 167 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.