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'Opening of the budget; - or - John Bull giving his breeches to save his bacon'

15 of 67 portraits of William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

'Opening of the budget; - or - John Bull giving his breeches to save his bacon', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey, published 17 November 1796 - NPG D12583 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Opening of the budget; - or - John Bull giving his breeches to save his bacon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 17 November 1796
9 7/8 in. x 14 in. (252 mm x 357 mm) plate size; 10 3/8 in. x 14 1/2 in. (263 mm x 369 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1947
Reference Collection
NPG D12583


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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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